English Literature Dissertation ENGLIT5095
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Critical Studies
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
Independent study resulting in dissertation of 15,000 words in length, on a research topic of the student's own devising, in consultation with a supervisor.
3-4 supervisorial meetings of 30 minutes to an hour each as arranged between student and supervisor.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level
1 x 15000 word dissertation 100%
This course aims to:
■ enable students to develop and sustain an argument in an area of the student's personal research interest relating to English Literature
■ promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, or theoretical arguments relevant to that area
■ promote an engagement with English Literature based on careful critical analysis
■ encourage the application of acquired research and writing skills to a supervised project
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
■ identify an appropriate research topic, in consultation with their supervisor.
■ formulate an appropriate research question for their topic
■ evaluate primary and secondary material for inclusion in an extended piece of writing at this level
■ show their ability to summarise, comment on and analyse this material appropriately
■ Organise their work into a coherent project of up to 15,000 words
■ apply the research methods and skills learnt during the rest of the taught course to a programme of supervised independent study.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.