English Research Dissertation

Level 6 (30 credits)

The English Research Dissertation provides an opportunity for you to complete an in-depth research project within any aspect of the discipline of English Studies as it is taught at Queen Mary. You will be encouraged to pursue your own intellectual interests and supported in designing a project proposal via weekly workshops at the start of your final year. You will then engage in self-led research directed towards the completion of an assessed 10,000 word dissertation. Each student will be supervised in this undertaking from the mid-point of Semester A onwards by an identified member of the academic staff.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

Why take
English Research Dissertation

  • You'll learn how to plan, research and write a 10,000 word research dissertation project of your choice.
  • You'll have the chance to participate in workshops, writing clinics, and writing retreats.
  • You'll receive specialised supervision from an academic staff member as you develop and refine your project.
Learning Context Workshop
Semester One + Two
  1. Continuous Assessment (Research Training), 10%
  2. Dissertation Proposal, 5%
  3. Dissertation, 85%
Mode of reassessment Synoptic