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Dissertation

Module Content
  • The research for and the writing of the dissertation are intended to enable you to develop expert understanding of one or more specialisms within the academic field of intercultural professional communication, to develop basic skills of research and, for many, to put to use some of the knowledge they have gained during the course in applying it creatively to problems and issues in a professional situation familiar to them.
  • This phase of the course is carefully structured to provide you with an appropriate degree of support in preparing and writing your dissertation.

  • Once you have identified the areas in which you wish to work, individual supervisors will be allocated.

  • Then, throughout this phase, tutorials with supervisors will be used in order to enable you to plan and write your dissertation.

  • There will also be opportunities to critically review relevant research articles and present research proposals within a small group of peers. Students will normally focus on issues relevant to their own professional contexts if their intention is to return to work in a familiar context after gaining the degree.

  • Students will normally remain in the UK to carry out their research and write the dissertation, but some students may wish to return to their own professional context either to collect data or to complete the dissertation.

  • You should consult with your supervisor before making firm decisions about plans.

Assessment
  • Empirical project (15,000 words words)