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Module Code: ENG305
Module Title: Final Year Project
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of the dissertation are:

 to give students the opportunity to carry out independent study at an advanced level, with appropriate support, into a topic of interest to them;

 to draw on and extend the skills and knowledge acquired in taught modules.

Learning outcomes 
On completion of the dissertation, students will be able to:

⎣ Demonstrate a range of transferable research skills including the ability to organise time and resources effectively; identify and access relevant sources of information and materials; identify appropriate research methods for their project.

⎣ Apply the core theoretical and/or conceptual approaches in English and/or communication studies to their chosen area of research;

⎣ Synthesise and analyse complex empirical and conceptual material into their chosen area of research;

⎣ Use empirical and conceptual material in coherent and sustained argumentation;

⎣ Use a range of IT skills including word processing, where appropriate e-mail, spreadsheets, and the internet to locate and retrieve information in support of their dissertation research.

⎣ Demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding of their chosen topic and a critical awareness of the relationship of their own research to other work in the field.

⎣ Manage their own learning through independent study;

Communicate effectively with their supervisor and use feedback constructively and reflectively in producing a final dissertation.

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.
A dissertation is a self-contained piece of original work, written and submitted in place of two taught Level three 5 credit modules, normally one from the first semester and one from the second semester. Students choose to study a topic of their interest guided by a member of the academic staff who will act as a supervisor for their research. Students should maintain close contact with their supervisor throughout the year. The dissertation is expected to investigate their chosen topic in some depth, drawing as appropriate on relevant published research and criticism, and constructing an original argument to arrive at explicitly justified interpretations and conclusions. In terms of presentation, dissertations must be word-processed (or typed), double spaced and bound. They are normally between 10,000 and 12,000 words in length including footnotes and a bibliography.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52    26      222  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Proposal 20.00
2 Presentation 10.00
3 Final Draft 70.00

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