20 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Students must normally have achieved an average of 65 in their level-2 modules in order to register for the 'Dissertation' module.

Aims/Description: The 'Dissertation' module is always taken in combination with the 'Research Practice' module and, together, these two units give students the opportunity to spend a whole year researching a topic of particular interest to them, engaging with new data or primary sources, and working on material more advanced than that normally covered in taught modules. The final results is a dissertation of between 8,000 and 10,000 words. Students receive support and research training throughout the year, attending workshops and one-to-one sessions with a supervisor. In the process, they develop research and communication skills valuable in academic and professional contexts.

Restrictions on availability: The unit is only available to students in the School of English

Staff Contact: OZON GABRIEL
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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