LLC30000 Research Project

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is dedicated to specialist research in Languages, Cultures and/or Linguistics.
It offers undergraduate students a foretaste of research in LLC studies through planning and writing a dissertation (ca. 7500 words, excluding bibliography) under the close supervision of a member of staff.

Students will develop their own project theme in consultation with, and subject to approval by, their supervisor. They will identify primary and secondary sources, write a project proposal and develop a suitable methodology before producing a draft and final version of the dissertation.
Because dissertations require advance planning and supervisor approval, students must approach the coordinator prior to beginning this module and gain approval before they can be registered.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, student should be able to:

- Pursue an independent research project in LLC Studies;
- Plan, organise and execute a sustained and in-depth piece of academic research under the supervision of a member of academic staff;
- Research and develop an adequate bibliography on a chosen topic;
- Complete a short research dissertation (7500 words, excluding bibliography).

Indicative Module Content:

Dissertations produced in this module focus on an area of LLC Studies and the chosen topic must be approved by a supervisor. Suitable topics include cultural, linguistic, discursive and/or literary studies, translation studies, as well as political or historical topics with a linguistic focus.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will discuss activities with their project supervisor, they will then carry them out and receive oral and written feedback from their supervisor.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: A 7500-word dissertation. Week 12 n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Regular oral and written feedback from supervisor.

Name Role
Dr Manu Braganca Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Sandrine Peraldi Lecturer / Co-Lecturer