ENG-30057 - Dissertation in English - ISP
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

The dissertation module offers an opportunity for students to produce a substantial piece of work that engages in independent and original work in the field of English Literature. The project will be based on a topic agreed between the student and an individual supervisor. It will draw on the interests of the student as developed during the three years of the English degree programme and will benefit from the research expertise of relevant supervisors in the School of Humanities. The successful completion of the dissertation will represent a substantial piece of final-year undergraduate work that will demonstrate writing skills relevant to a number of different careers.

To enable students to research and define a topic in the field of English Literature;
To enable students to research, plan and write a substantial piece of work, locating their individual topic within the context of relevant debates in the discipline of English Literature and the humanities more generally;
To enable students to apply and discuss relevant critical and theoretical work to their chosen research topic.

Intended Learning Outcomes

plan and manage a substantial piece of research in a recognised area of English Literature: 1
produce an extended, structured piece of writing: 1
critically evaluate current research and scholarship in the field of English Literature: 1
engage in careful, detailed, and intensive independent research: 1

Study hours

Workshops 6 hours
Supervision 4 hours
Researching topic 240 hours
Writing dissertation 50 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Dissertation weighted 100%
A substantial piece of written work
Students will produce a substantial piece of written work of between 8,000 and 10,000 words, normally subdivided into an introduction, conclusion and an appropriate number of chapters. This piece of work will be due towards the end of Semester 2.