|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Dissertation 10,000 Dissertation||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Conduct independent research, compile bibliographies and find ways around appropriate research materials.
2. Conceive, plan and execute an appropriate topic for study based on literary research, structured over an extended piece of writing.
3. Display a critically focused understanding of literary texts, cultural contexts and theoretical concerns.
4. Complete the writing of the dissertation in compliance with the substantive as well as formal requirements expected of an undergraduate dissertaion.
The precise topic of the dissertation will be chosen by each student in consultation with tutors, and will be formally approved by the Department. It will be delivered through a combination of lectures, group workshops, small group advisory sessions and individual supervisions.
Estimated student workload:
Contact time: 14.5 hours
Independent research and writing up of dissertation: 385.5 hours
Week 1: 1 x 1 hour lecture
Week 2: 1 x 1 hour lecture
Week 3: Seminar 1 (2 hours with supervisors in groups of c.12)
Week 4: Seminar 2 (2 hours with supervisors in groups of c.12)
Week 5: Seminar 3 (2 hours with supervisors in groups of c.12)
Week 6: Seminar 4 (2 hours with supervisors in groups of c.12)
Week 7-10: Individual Tutorials (2 x 30 mins)
Weeks 1-7: Individual Tutorials (3 x 30 mins)
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||N/A|
|Communication||Small group and individual aspects of delivery through group discussion.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Through Independent planning researching and realization of a research project. The structure of the module builds into it formative assessment and encourages self-reflection.|
|Information Technology||Research skills will require the utilization of bibliographical and search databases, internet-based research, as well as the use of word-processing in the course of writing dissertation.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||By encouraging initiative, self-reliance, self-responsibility, time-management, independent enquiry and by preparing students for study at postgrduate level.|
|Problem solving||By developing evaluative analysis, constructing an independent research strategy, and by formulating and conducting an extended critical argument.|
|Research skills||By requiring students to outline, structure, independently research and write an extended piece on a topic of their choosing.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Detailed critical analysis of literary texts, and evaluation of broad intellectual/theoretical concepts in an independently-researched piece of writing.|
|Team work||Through workshop and small group work.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6