Postgraduate

SML9001 : Modern Languages MLit Research Assignements

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 50
Semester 2 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 40.0

Aims

- 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 24,000 words.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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
Total800:00
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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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 24,000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This module shall be assessed by two, three or four essays (each of between 20 and 40 credits), consisting of research work to a total value of 80 credits. The number of essays, title, and their credit valency shall be negotiated between the student and the supervisor as DPD as part of the agreement of the Programme of study (see above). The details of each assignment, its title, credit valency will be notified to the PGR Director for ratification, and recorded on the MLitt Programme of Study form. These details may be modified by mutual agreement in the course of the degree programme. Maximum word limits for essays: for 20 credit assignments, 4000 words; for 30 credit assignments 6000 words; for 40 credit assignments 8000 words

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