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Research Dissertation: Minor Thesis (PAED90023) // Assessment

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  • A thesis of 15,000 words on an approved topic (90%), due early November. The thesis will be assessed by two examiners chosen from the Board of Examiners (Program Convener, Research Curriculum Coordinator and 1-3 examiners with appropriate expertise), and a mark awarded.
  • In order to pass the dissertation students will be required to undertake and pass a 15-minute Viva (hurdle requirement).
  • A 15-minute presentation on the findings of the study (5%), held at the end of the second semester, which will be assessed by two members of the Board of Examiners
  • The primary supervisor will assign a mark for the thesis (5%) using a standard format to assess development of the student's reasoning, analytical, organisational and written skills.