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ELCSG098 - Research Dissertation

The MA Research Dissertation, the cornerstone of the MA in Language, Culture and Society (Research), should be 18,000 words long, written in English or one of the foreign languages taught in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society,  and submitted at the end of the programme (1 September).

In this essay the student will be expected to investigate a research question in considerable depth, demonstrate superior research skills, and show a highly advanced level of independent thought. The Research Dissertation will be supervised by a member of the School of European Languages, Culture and Society on a literary or historical or cultural topic agreed with the supervisor and, if appropriate, the SELCS Graduate Tutor.

The dissertation will normally focus on an analysis of the literature, history and/or culture deriving from one or a selection of those societies where the following twelve languages are spoken: Catalan, Danish, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.