Dissertation (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) (809Q1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

For the dissertation, you will identify a particular research topic. Employing appropriate theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches from applied linguistics and TESOL, you will investigate the phenomenon in question. The study will be written up as a 10,000-word dissertation. Each student is assigned a supervisor knowledgeable in the area being investigated and works with the supervisor in tutorial sessions during the research period.


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 4 hours of contact time and about 296 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 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.