Module Identifier DR33720  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Daniel Dinkgr√§fe  
Semester Semester 2  
Co-Requisite DR39310  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials    
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
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 Lists

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