Research Dissertation (English Language) (Q3155)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module follows on from Research Proposal. In this module you will conduct the research project outlined in your proposal, write a dissertation outline, give a presentation on your research, and write up your research dissertation. You will be supported by means of regular meetings with your supervisor (one-to-one and group meetings), by peer-group editing and support sessions, by special skills workshops, as needed (for example, on statistics, phonetics software, using MS-Word effectively), and by Study Direct discussions.


15%: Lecture
85%: Seminar


20%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)
80%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 13 hours of contact time and 287 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.