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. It allows you to devise your own research questions and to pursue them under the guidance of an academic supervisor. 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, relevant critical theory, and produce a detailed bibliography.