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LN4501: DISSERTATION IN LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16


Course Overview

Once you have successfully completed three years of university-level study of Linguistics, this course allows you to develop and carry out an independent piece of research on a topic of your choice. It might be that a particular taught course has inspired you to explore a topic in more depth; your own reading might have prompted you to wonder about a particular question. You will be supervised by a member of the department who will be happy to give advice and support as you complete your dissertation of 7000-8000 words.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Elspeth Edelstein

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Language And Linguistics (LN) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EL4503 Dissertation in Language and Linguistics (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Once you have successfully completed three years of university-level study of Linguistics, this course allows you to develop and carry out an independent piece of research on a topic of your choice. It might be that a particular taught course has inspired you to explore a topic in more depth; your own reading might have prompted you to wonder about a particular question. You will be supervised by a member of the department who will be happy to give advice and support as you complete your dissertation of 7000-8000 words.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Dissertation of between 7,000 and 8,000 words in length (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students will be given ongoing assessment throughout the life of the dissertation by their supervisor.

Feedback

Marking the dissertations takes place after the end of the teaching term. Students will, however, be given regular feedback on their work as it develops.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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