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Module code:PLING199 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Dissertation in Linguistics
Credit value:60
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Richard Breheny and Yasu Sudo
Organiser's location:Chandler House
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Module prerequisites:all obligatory taught modules for the MA Linguistics 
Module outline:The dissertation requires students to carry out independent research under supervision. The topic can be in any area of Linguistics, but should allow the student to draw on material that was covered in the modules taken, so that the research can achieve sufficient depth and the student can show evidence of their growing mastery of the subject area.  
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 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:Report (10,000 words) 100.00% 
Notes:60 credits (24 ECTS points) 
Taking this module as an option?:not available as an option module  
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Last updated:2017-08-11 11:51:48 by ucjtpho