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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

If you want to carry out in-depth research on a single topic within the field of TESOL, this is the course for you. You will be given regular support and supervision from experts in their fields on how your research should be carried out.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Robert Millar

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • LN5511 Tesol Methodology: Teaching English as a Second Or Other Language (Studied)
  • MSc Tesol
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • LN5021 Research Methods in Tesol (Studied)
  • LN5020 Second Language Theory and Practice (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LN5906 Tesol Focussed Teaching Portfolio (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

‚ÄčThis course provides an opportunity to carry out research on any topic concerned with TESOL, in discussion with a supervisor. Students will receive regular support and supervision sessions as they carry out their research and writing.

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


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

Dissertation: 15,000 words (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


‚ÄčSummative feedback will be given through comments provided by the examiners in relation to the completed dissertation.

Formative feedback will also be provided through discussion between supervisor and student throughout the process.

Course Learning Outcomes


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