Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment   Dissertation: 10,000 words  100%
Supplementary Assessment   Dissertation 10,000 words  100%

Learning Outcomes

Typically, upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

Formulate a research question with attention to what will be required in order to be able to answer it;
Carry out independent investigations appropriate to a topic and task chosen by themselves;
Critically evaluate the published work of others for its relevance to the topic and task chosen;
Clearly structure and present their findings in an extended piece of writing.


This module is designed to direct independent student research toward the completion of a 10,000 word dissertation through the development of research skills, writing and presentation skills, writing and presentation skills in an academic context.

Brief description

Students wil draw upon the research skills developed in the Research Methods (TF32410) to now formulate a clear and investigable research question. Under the guidance of a supervisor, they will carry out their investigaitons, and then present their findings in the written dissertation.

Reading List

Recommended Background
Cottrell, Stella (2000) The Study Skills Handbook Palgrave Primo search Fabb, Nigel and Alan Durant (1993) How to Write Essays, Dissertations and These in Literary Studies Pearson Primo search Peck, John and Martin Coyle (2000) The Student's Guide to Writing Palgrave Primo search Turley, Richard Maggraf (2000) Writing Essays Routledge Primo search

Each student will be expected to construct their own appropriate and relevant bibliography, according to the research subject chosen and approved


This module is at CQFW Level 6