Aims and Fit of Module
The Literature FYP is the capstone project for students who have studied literature as a significant part of their degree. The FYP provides students with the opportunity to carry out independent study at an advanced level, under supervision, into a topic of interest to them. The module builds on students’ existing research skills and their knowledge base from other modules, and allows them to demonstrate the range and depth of their attainment across their degree.
A Work independently under the guidance of a supervisor
B Identify an appropriate topic for research within the scope of the project
C Identify and survey the relevant scholarly field in relation to the topic
D Apply appropriate writing and presentation skills
E Construct an original argument featuring explicitly justified interpretations and conclusions
Method of teaching and learning
The student will identify a provisional topic by the end of the semester preceding that in which the dissertation is written, and will have a preliminary meeting with the supervisor. Obligatory sessions on research methods will be offered during the semester. The student will have further meetings with the supervisor to discuss a draft outline presented by the student, and to monitor progress and offer advice on writing up.