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Students will begin discussing topics for their dissertations towards the end of Hilary semester and supervisors will be assigned then. Dissertations should be between 15,000 and 20,000 words in length. Students will be expected to submit one electronic (PDF) and two hardbound and typed copies which should be typed and bound in accordance with the University guidelines as laid down in the University of Dublin Trinity College Calendar part 2 for Graduate Studies and Higher Degrees section 1.34 for a given academic year.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • devise, develop and complete a substantial, intellectually challenging research project related to their field of study, within a set timeframe, and with limited guidance from a supervisor;
  • assimilate and selectively apply concepts, theories, methods and subject-specific terminology used in their field of study;
  • sustain a coherent argument that draws on an engagement with and critical appraisal of existing knowledge relevant to their research project;
  • relate their specific research topic to wider issues, debates and concerns in the general field of Digital Humanities and Culture;
  • reflect on and self-critically manage their own learning in the context of limited access to constructive feedback