Dissertation (English Language and Linguistics)

Module code: EN7231

The dissertation is your chance to undertake an independent research project on a subject that interests you. With guidance from your dissertation supervisor you’ll identify a valid research topic and form a proposal, then discuss the kinds of questions you want your research to explore.

Accessing, retrieving and organising research material will help you to develop an independent approach to your project design and methodology, and will enable you to produce a sustained and complex argument. At the end of the module you’ll be presenting a properly referenced and well-structured dissertation.


  • 5 hours of project supervision
  • 595 hours of guided independent study


  • Dissertation, 15,000 words (100%)