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
Other Staff

Course Delivery



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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • a capacity for semi-independent (i.e. independent but guided) work on a given topic
  • a developed capacity for information retrieval in both print and electronic media
  • a better 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 relationship of the two languages, cultures or literatures being compared
  • an ability to present work in a satisfactorily scholarly manner

Brief description

Extended essay on a subject chosen by the student related to one of the 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 Single Honours language 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.

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

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
Creative Problem Solving Research question
Critical and analytical thinking Close reading
Digital capability Digital archives
Reflection Essay writing
Subject Specific Skills Read critical works in the target language


This module is at CQFW Level 5