SEL8510 : MA Linguistics Dissertation
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Cristina Dye
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
In consonance with the overall aims of the MA in Linguistics to build on research skills and knowledge gained in the taught elements of the programme; Stages 1 and 2. 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
A topic relating to the taught elements opted for; to be arranged in consultation with the DPD and the potential supervisor.
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||595:00||595:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||5||1:00||5:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation will give student an opportunity of researching a topic in depth, and of designing and carrying out an appropriate study in an area of linguistics.
Tutorials allow student and supervisor to
* ascertain progress
* identify problems
* plan study tactics
* develop an overall strategy for completion
and the supervisor to offer staged support through guided and progressively adjusted autonomous learning.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation will allow student to demonstrate higher intellectual skills of understanding, analysis and critical evaluation, and will provide written evidence of all the learning outcomes