Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Research Proposal (English Language)

Module Q3154

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module consists of taught sessions in which research, writing, and editing methods are discussed and practised, supplemented by your own independent research. During the module, you will learn how to identify an interesting project, how to ask an interesting research question and how to do the necessary preparatory groundwork. By the end of the module you will have identified the topic and written a proposal for your Research Dissertation, on the basis of which you will be assigned a supervisor.

Module learning outcomes

Identify, evaluate and summarise topic-appropriate literature relating to theoretical and methodological aspects of their chosen area of study.

Apply critical thinking skills and knowledge of linguistic data and methodologies to the tasks of setting and investigating a linguistic research question.

Set a research question/hypothesis on an issue relevant to the English Language degree and propose a means for investigating it, such that it will lead to an original, analytic investigation in the spring term.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 5 20.00%
PresentationT1 Week 8 (10 minutes)10.00%
EssayT1 Week 11 70.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111110

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

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