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ET924 - Dissertation

  • Module code: ET924
  • Module name: Dissertation
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

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.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of a selected topic within intercultural or professional communication, and to explain the main elements of analytic frameworks that are important and useful for understanding the selected topic

Timetabled teaching activities

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.

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Other essential notes

60 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: ET924-60)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 3