Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This advanced provides an opportunity for students to work independently under
supervision on a substantial piece of written work which might include a practical
component or be a practice based research project. The module offers an opportunity for
students to present the results of their research in a conference setting or in a formal
performance, screening setting.
? Practical advice on determining the topic of the dissertation.
? Identification of primary and secondary sources.
? Identification of appropriate conceptual frameworks and theoretical
? Practice based research methods and approaches.
? Practical advice on how to construct a coherent argument.
? Guidance on how to structure, organise, plan and write up research, including
advice on writing introductions, conclusions, abstracts, and bibliographies.
? Practical advice on time management.
? Practical advice on the presentation of research outcomes in a conference
? Research skills seminars on constructing a proposal, on identifying primary and
? Tutorials for dissertation
? The written essay of 4,000 words will be summatively assessed.
? The dissertation will be slightly shorter (2000 words) when students opt
to do a 15 minute conference presentation or a practice-based research
project as part of the summative assessment.
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.