Convenor: DR ROCHELLE SIBLEY
Students registered for English Literature, Film and Literature, Philosophy and Literature, English and Theatre Studies, English and French, English and German, English & Italian, English & Hispanic, English and Classics, English & Creative Writing or English and Cultural Studies, may be permitted, at the discretion of the department, to write a dissertation of 9,000 words (from 2019/20) (see here for further note on word count/submission/referencing) on a chosen research topic, instead of one 30 CATS taught module. The department only allows you to take this option in your final year. If you would like to write a dissertation as your option you must draw up an outline proposal, consult with your Personal Tutor about potential supervisors, obtain a supervisor's agreement and then fill out the dissertation application form. A step-by-step guide is available when you follow this link. You are advised to start thinking about opting for the dissertation module during the spring term.
The module is 100% assessed only and you should take the module in the final year of your degree. See the relevant subpage (above) for details regarding submitting your final Dissertation.
Please note that you should receive the minimum supervision of 8 half hour meetings spread through terms 1 and 2 - either 4/4 or 3/5. These meetings should be scheduled with your superviser, be uninterrupted and not take place during their office hours.
As a minimum for the reading of drafts, students may submit one draft section, chapter or literature survey of any length during the latter weeks of Term 1, to be read and receive feedback on a date to be agreed with the supervisor. Students are to arrange with supervisors the latest possible date when they will look at a full draft of the dissertation. This will normally be no later than Week One of Term Three.
Application process for 2020-2021
If you would like to take this module next year, please click here for details of the application process.