Module Title:Tourism and Event Dissertation
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The Project provides the student with the opportunity to engage in critical and independent learning. The student is guided by the supervisor, but essentially is provided the opportunity to engage in self-motivated, independent research.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to consolidate and integrate the students’ knowledge, skills and competences across a range of subject areas relating to Tourism and Event Management. The module will provide students with the opportunity to further develop their research and analytical skills through a research-based project. The project will have a practical element and will reinforce educational/industrial linkages.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Plan, design and implement a project from the initial problem definition in a research proposal, to the presentation of results in a completed project.
LO2 Discuss the research context including the cultural, political, legal, economic and practical issues.
LO3 Review the literature in various relevant academic fields and be able to identify and extract information as appropriate.
LO4 Demonstrate the ability to apply the tools of quantitative and/or qualitative research and analysis.
LO5 Objectively and critically evaluate research findings.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Module Content & Assessment
The research project will allow students to build on previous modules and deepen their knowledge of data analytics, business and marketing insights, data exploration and statistical analysis. It will focus on a Tourism and Event related topic and will consist of researching the topic, analysing the data, drawing conclusions and presenting the research in a written document. Data will be analysed and interpreted through SPSS. The learner will be able to choose the research topic although the supervisor and the programme board must approve the proposal. The project is applied in nature and will involve students engaging with organisations in the Tourism and Event sector. Each student will be assigned a supervisor for the module. Each dissertation topic will be agreed upon after consultation between the student and the supervisor. The student and supervisor will meet up at regular intervals during the academic year to discuss progress, deal with any issues or problems which may arise, and ensure that the work is progressing satisfactorily. A record will be kept of all meetings between the student and the supervisor. Each student will be provided with Dissertation Guidelines at the commencement of the module which gives the specific details on the requirements for the Project. Each completed Dissertation will be read and marked separately by two supervisors, to ensure that a consistent standard is maintained across each Project.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Research Proposal 1,2 5.00 Sem 1 End
Project Introduction 2 5.00 n/a
Project Industry Review/Research Context 2 10.00 n/a
Project Literature Review 3 20.00 n/a
Project Methodology 1,4 20.00 n/a
Project Research Findings and Analysis 1,4,5 20.00 n/a
Project Conclusions and Recommendations 5 15.00 n/a
Project Structure and Presentation 1 5.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 0.25
Independent Learning 12 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Total Hours 75.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 0.12
Independent Learning Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 3.12

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWTEM_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism and Event Management 7 Mandatory