Extended Dissertation (SML3030)

30 credits

The dissertation enables you to direct your own learning by producing a sustained critical essay on a cultural, historical, or linguistic topic within Modern Languages. . If you already have a strong grounding in a particular sub-discipline of Modern Languages (e.g. Literary Criticism, Linguistics or Film Studies), you might be ready to meet the challenge of a Dissertation module. This requires you to devise your own research questions, programme of work and produce a detailed bibliography, under the guidance of an academic supervisor, with a view to writing the Dissertation You’ll develop in-depth knowledge of your chosen area; identify and answer appropriate, subject-specific questions; and expand your capacity for independent study, inquiry and research, using primary and/or secondary material in your target language. You will also reflect on research methodologies and relevant critical theory..