Research Proposal (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) (936Q3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module follows on from Researching Language in Use. In this module you will a)identify an interesting project, b)identify appropriate research questions and c)identify an appropriate methodology. By the end of the module you will have identified your dissertation topic and written a proposal, on the basis of which you will be assigned a supervisor. You will be supported by means of regular seminars, peer-group editing and support sessions, and by special skills workshops as needed (for example, on statistics, phonetics software, using MS-Word effectively), and by Canvas discussions.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 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 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.