SEL8510 : MA Linguistics Dissertation

Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0


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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1595:00595:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision51:005:00N/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.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M10015,000-18,000 words
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

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