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SEL8148 : English MLitt Research Assignments

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Meiko O'Halloran
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 50
Semester 2 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 40.0
European Credit Transfer System


- To foster independent thinking and research through a series of structured assignments conceived by the student and developed in close consultation with a supervisor
- To prepare students for doctoral research where appropriate

Outline Of Syllabus

The MLitt is a flexible, individually-tailored research programme. In consultation with the primary supervisor, students write two, three, or four Research Assignments. The combined length of the Research Assignments is between 16,000 and 20,000 words.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study7901:00790:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision101:0010:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

One to one consultation with a specialist supervisor ensures students receive expert support in their chosen area of research. The teaching methods closely resemble those at doctoral level, effectively preparing students for PhD study.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M100Research assignments - combined length between 16,000 and 20,000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A minimum of two and a maximum of three research assignments are to be submitted.

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