Aims/Description: This unit provides students with an opportunity to study in depth a topic of particular interest/relevance to them within a range of topics in the subject area of human communication sciences. The extended essay design requires that students produce a piece of written work related to a topic negotiated and agreed with the module co-ordinator. The essay will include a detailed literature review and critical evaluation of a topic of current interest. The topic chosen should be different from that studied for the Dissertation.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on Diploma/MSc Cleft and Speech, Diploma/MSc Speech Difficulties, Diploma/MSc Language and Literacy and Diploma/MSc Acquired Communication Disorders.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Human Communication Sciences):

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