Research Proposal (English Language) (Q3154)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module consists of taught sessions in which research, writing, and editing methods are discussed and practised, supplemented by your own independent research. During the module, you will learn how to identify an interesting project, how to ask an interesting research question and how to do the necessary preparatory groundwork. By the end of the module you will have identified the topic and written a proposal for your Research Dissertation, on the basis of which you will be assigned a supervisor.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Portfolio)

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.


This module is offered on the following courses: