Aims/Description: The Dissertation is a long essay of between 8-10,000 words, the result of a sustained period of independent study across both semesters at Level 3. This module provides final year undergraduate students with an opportunity to build on work done in previous modules, or study a topic that has not been included in the degree. Students taking this module are expected to demonstrate a capacity both for independent research and for organising a long piece of work.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, Attendance at departmental research seminars, presentations and lectures by staff in the Mod/Cons Rom/Cons series, brown bag sessions and PGT/PGR work-in-progress sessions.
Assessment: Course work

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