EDUC42050 Thesis: School Leadership

Academic Year 2022/2023

The purpose of completing a 30 ECTS thesis is to afford the student an opportunity to display master over a piece of research on leadership, from design to completion, under appropriate supervision.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes are both specific to each student as well as of a generic nature, the latter being the largely independent completion of a piece of research-- identifying a topic, formulating research questions, conducting a systematic literature review, determining a research design, completing data collection and analysis and writing up findings that are warranted by the evidence and interrogated with reference to the literature review drawing tentative conclusions and making appropriate recommendations, while mindful of limitations of the study

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Each student is assigned a thesis supervisor, and the 'teaching' is negotiated as part of the process of supervision 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: 20000 word monograph Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Structured feedback will be provided to each student that mirrors the recommended structure of a thesis of this nature

Name Role
Prof. Emeritus Ciaran Sugrue Lecturer / Co-Lecturer