Module Identifier ED31220  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Robert Morris Jones  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Mutually Exclusive Not advisable to combine with ED31310  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   1 per fortnight (more if required)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: an extended esay of approximately 10,000 words  100%
Supplementary Assessment All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, a student should be able to demonstrate an ability:

Brief description

This module provides students with an opportunity to investigate a topic of their own choice, in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. It involves independent study under the guidance of a member of staff. It necessitates wide reading, leading to an extended essay. It requires library-based study and typically involves small-scale empirical investigation. Prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies is needed before pre-registering and registering on this module.



No set syllabus. A plan of study is worked out by the student under the guidance of a member of staff.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Fabb, Nigel & Alan Durant (1993) How to Write Essays, Dissertations & Theses in Literary Studies London: Longman
Watson, George (1987) Writing a Thesis - A Guide to Long Essays and Dissertations London: Longman


This module is at CQFW Level 6