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.


27%: Lecture
73%: Seminar


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

Contact hours and workload

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


This module is offered on the following courses: