Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Research Dissertation (English)

Module Q3299

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module is due to run for the first time in the spring term of 2021, it is listed here for students entering the English Literature degree or one of its joints honours degrees from the entry year of 2018.

The dissertation module gives students the chance to develop an extended piece of academic writing on a topic of their choice, in response to one of their Special Subjects studied in autumn term. Students will work independently in identifying their topic and planning and undertaking their research, and will receive supervision (in groups and on a one-to-one basis) from faculty, as well as receive lectures on research methods and participate in workshops / seminars in which research progress is discussed and shared.

Module learning outcomes

Plan and undertake research on a topic within their chosen field.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of key aspects of their chosen topic.

Develop and sustain a scholarly argument on their chosen topic in a substantial piece of written work.

Critically evaluate existing scholarship in the field and be able to situate their work in relation to that field.

Dissertation (8000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 100.00%

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
Spring SemesterWorkshop2 hours11111111000
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour11111100000
Spring SemesterTutorial *1 hour00000000000

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