Dissertation (English: Literature, Culture and Theory ) (846Q3)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

The dissertation is a final, extended research project completed under the supervision of a nominated member of faculty who specialises in the relevant field. You will decide on a topic of their own choice, build an extensive bibliography, read widely in secondary literature and in theory, and produce a long, carefully argued dissertation presented in conformity with professional academic MLA or Chicago referencing conventions.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 2 hours of contact time and about 598 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.