Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Eligibility for entry to Level 3
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Dissertation (6,500 words)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Assessment is by resubmission of the dissertation. This does not entail any additional supervision.  100%

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to show:

  • a developed capacity for independent academic study at an appropriate level
  • a reliable grasp of information retrieval in both print and electronic media, together with the capacity to evaluate the reliability of that information
  • the ability to construct and support with pertinent evidence an argument which is at once aware of exisiting discussions, and which shows the potential to extend these discusssions
  • the ability to produce finished work on time and to an acceptable standard of presentation (self-management)
  • the ability genuinely to take responsibility for their own work.

Brief description

Dissertation on a subject chosen by the student related to the language (or languages) of their degree scheme; to be chosen in consultation with the module coordinator.

This is a module over two semesters available subject to the regulations below (a) to Joint Honours or Major/Minor students of two languages; (b) to Joint Honours students of a language plus another subject outside the Department; (c) to Major students of a language plus a Minor subject outside the Department.

The module is not available to students taking a Single Honours language degree as those degree schemes already contain a core dissertation module.

Students who wish to take extended essay or dissertation modules that are not core modules on their degree scheme must produce an abstract of around 500 words plus a comprehensive bibliography and title by 5.00pm of the Thursday of registration week in September. This will then have to be approved by the module coordinator before registration can be confirmed. Anyone who fails to do so will not be allowed to take the module and will be asked to make a different module choice.

Please contact the module coordinator in order to discuss the chosen topic.



Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Written skills: Written communication in essays. Spoken communication in tutorials.
Creative Problem Solving Research question: Developing evaluative analysis and critical skills in a controlled argument
Critical and analytical thinking Close reading
Digital capability Digital archives
Reflection Essay writing: Developing independent study skills. Relating literary and non-texts to historical and interpretative contexts.
Subject Specific Skills Skills for critical/ theoretical analysis of texts/audio-visual materials and evaluation of theoretical concepts.


This module is at CQFW Level 6