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Module code:PLING499(Add to my personalised list)
Credit value:75
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:tbc
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Module prerequisites:PLING401, PLING402, PLING403 and all modules in the relevant pathway 
Module outline:The dissertation requires students to carry out independent research under supervision. Students select a topic in their area of specialization that can form the focus of an extended and sophisticated research project. In the ideal case, the dissertation provides a stepping stone to further research at PhD level. Each student will choose or will be assigned a thesis supervisor who will offer support and advice in the following areas:
- Choice of topic
- Access to relevant sources
- Access to relevant data
- Thesis plan
- Supportive but challenging evaluation of the student's developing ideas.
- Scholarly presentation of ideas 
Module aims:The dissertation offer students the opportunity to hone their subject-specific and generic research skills under the supervision of a trained researcher. As such, it provides students an important learning opportunity on the way to becoming a truly independent researcher. 
Module objectives:On completion of the dissertation, students
- Have an understanding of how to formulate a viable research question.
- Know how to access sources relevant to their field of study.
- Have an understanding of the critical importance of careful evaluation of emerging ideas.
- Have an understanding of the importance of careful planning and time management to the success of a larger project.
- Have an understanding of how to structure a scientific piece of writing.
- Know how to present their ideas in a scholarly fashion. 
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Module assessment:Dissertation (12,000 words) %. 
Notes:Only available to students on the MRes Linguistics  
Taking this module as an option?:not available as an option module 
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