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Module Code: LNG303
Module Title: Final Year Project
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of the dissertation are:

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

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

Learning outcomes 
A. 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.

B. Apply the core theoretical and/or conceptual approaches in Applied English to their chosen area of research;

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

D. Use empirical and conceptual material in coherent and sustained argumentation;

E. 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

F. 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 and writing up will be offered during both semesters. The student will have regular meetings with the supervisor to discuss stages of the project, review drafts and to monitor progress and offer advice on writing up. These constitute the “Tutorials” hours and will be arranged between the supervisor and the student individually.
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 26    20      254  300 


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

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