Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Extended Essay Module
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
The module to which the essay is related
External Examiners
  • Professor Charmian Brinson (Emeritus Professor - Imperial College London)
  • Dr Emmanuelle Labeau (Senior Lecturer - Aston University)
  • Dr Lloyd H Davies (Associate Professor - Swansea University)
  • Dr Marianne Ailes (Senior Lecturer - University of Bristol)
  • Dr Mariaglovanna Motta (Senior Lecturer - Cardiff University)
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment One essay of 4000 words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Assessment is by resubmission of the essay by 31 August. This does not entail any additional supervision.  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

  • a well-developed capacity for semi-independent (i.e. independent but guided) work on a given topic
  • a well-developed capacity for information retrieval in both print and electronic media
  • a sound awareness of both the general area of study and of the specific subject-matter of the essay
  • (in the case of students taking this module across two languages) an awareness of the relationships of the two languages, cultures or literatures being compared
  • an ability to present work in a satisfactorily scholarly manner

Brief description

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

Joint Honours and Major/Minor students of two languages will have to show how the subject of the essay spans both languages.

Joint Honours and Major/Minor students of a language plus a Minor subject outside the Department will have to show how the subject of the essay concerns both their language subject and their non-language subject.

The module is not available to students only taking a language as a Minor subject when their Major subject is outside the Department.

You should discuss your chosen subject with your tutor and agree it with the Extended Essays and Dissertations co-ordinator not later than 3 November. Discussion should include mutually acceptable arrangements for supervision time and completion of the Departmental agreement. Copies of the agreement form are downloadable from the Blackboard site for EL30120 (under ‘module information’), or are available from the Departmental Office, or from the Extended Essays and Dissertations co-ordinator.


This module is at CQFW Level 6