Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Modern European Culture Master's Dissertation
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 5 tutorials (5 hours in all) to be monitored by supervisor - 5 titorial (dim mwy na 5 awr) i'w fonitro gan yr arolygwr.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 X 15,000 - 20,000 WORD DISSERTATION  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

present information in a clear and coherent manner;

develop an advanced argument based on the fruits of independent research and demonstrate that they have acquired advanced skills as critical readers of culture;

document an argument using appropriate scholarly apparatus;

demonstrate an in-depth understanding of an issue introduced in the taught modules.

Brief description

Student's will write 15-20,000 words (in English, French, German, Spanish or Welsh) on a topic of their choice, building on the modules studied for the MA in Modern European Culture. Students will have to submit a dissertation proposal (about 1,000 words) by the end of the first semester of study (second year for part-time students). On the basis of the proposals, students will be assigned a supervisor whose interests will be matched as closely as possible to those of the candidate. All MA students will be informed of the name of their supervisor early in semester 2, in order to allow ample time for research.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication Writing of dissertation requires students to express their ideas clearly, cogently and coherently.
Improving own Learning and Performance Independent preperation and research for dissertation
Information Technology Studetns will be required to access bibliographical information and to submit word processed essays
Personal Development and Career planning Students expected to show an ability to manage their own time effectively and to engage in independent lines of research in preparing their dissertation.
Problem solving Selection of reading material.
Research skills Researching for dissertation.
Subject Specific Skills Students required to read material in German, French or Spanish in order to write dissertation.
Team work n/a


This module is at CQFW Level 7