Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 x 10000 word project  100%
Supplementary Assessment All failed elements of the assessment must be retaken if the students average mark falls below 40%  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Undertake independent study

Plan and present an extended investigation: aims; literature review; methods; analysis

Demonstrate skills which are associated with library based study

Demonstrate research skills in a small-scale investigation

Brief description

This module provides students with an opportunity to investigate a topic of their own choice, in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. It involves independent study under the guidance of a member of staff. It necessitates wide reading, leading to an extended essay. It requires library based study and typically involves small-scale empirical investigation. Prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies is needed before pre-registering and registering on this module.


During fortnightly seminars, students will be give specific guidance on individual projects.


This module is at CQFW Level 6