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SEL8047 : Dissertation: Long-Form Essay

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Neelam Srivastava
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0


In consonance with the overall aims of the above MA Progammes, to build on research skills and knowledge gained in the taught elements of the programme. In addition, to provide an opportunity for students to research a specialist subject in depth and, where appropriate, prepare themselves for doctoral study in the chosen area.

Outline Of Syllabus


Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1595:00595:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision51:005:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Rationale and Relationship to Learning Outcomes
The dissertation provides the student with the opportunity to show that they have gained advanced understanding of their chosen topic, and have acquired the skills described in the learning outcomes section

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3A10012,500 - 15,000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship


Reading Lists