Research Methods in English Language Teaching (012X5)

Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

This short module helps to prepare you for the dissertation, evaluating methodology and methods for second language and ELT research projects.

It’s designed to build on your understanding of language-related research methods gained on previous modules in the course (e.g. Second Language Acquisition and Research, Principles and Practice in ELT). The outcome of this module will be a proposal and outline plan for the dissertation project.


100%: Seminar

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 12 hours of contact time and about 138 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.