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English & Linguistics Bridge Dissertation - ENG00069H

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  • Department: English and Related Literature
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 40 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

This module gives students the chance to work as independent scholars on a project of their choice, rather than responding to the requirements of a taught module. Recognizing that over the course of their university career, students will have developed their own intellectual interests and preferences, this dissertation allows them to bridge the two disciplines using a combination of material and insights from both the English and Linguistics side of their degree.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content The dissertation is designed to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct independent research and analysis and to present the results in a clear and convincing manner. The training in researching and writing a dissertation will provide an excellent foundation for post-graduate study and for all professional activities involving written communication skills, analyses and reports and presentations.

Academic and graduate skills

Students who complete the dissertation successfully will have:

  • designed a research project and explored and analyzed a research topic at length.
  • managed a substantial research project to completion.
  • developed skills and understanding from extended research into original and/or secondary material.
  • learned to situate their specific research project and findings among the debates and views of other scholars in one or more academic disciplines.
  • developed their writing and argumentation skills.

Other learning outcomes (if applicable)

Students who complete the dissertation successfully will have:

  • become familiar with bibliographic and informational resources and proficient in the use of appropriate word processing packages. Depending on the topic, students will have the opportunity to learn and utilize analytical techniques used in modern social science and humanities research.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

For more information about the feedback you will receive for your work, see section 12 of the department's Guide to Assessment (PDF , 1,244kb).

Indicative reading

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