English Dissertation module (EN41011)

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Module code


  • Level 4
  • Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • English - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 100%

A Dissertation allows students to undertake an individual project on an agreed topic and study it in-depth over an extended period. It develops the capacity for independent research and writing and can help to prepare students for postgraduate research. Students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of their particular topic in terms of text and context.

Towards the end of Year 3 there will normally be a discussion with a prospective supervisor. A general advice session will be held at the start of Year 4. Once the student starts work on the dissertation in Year 4, there will be at least three individual meetings with the dissertation supervisor. The dissertation depends upon students' ability to work independently.

Semester 2 - Year 3: If you are planning to undertake an English or Film Dissertation in your 4th Year, send your Dissertation Proposal Form to by 30 April. You are advised to discuss your idea with a member of staff first.

If you are planning to take a dissertation, please put this down as one of your module choices when you complete your module choice form.


Dr Michael Morris

Teaching staff

To be supervised by individual staff members according to topic.


Assessment information for 2022 is being finalised and will be available in August.


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