2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
EDUC5904M Dissertation in MA TESOL programmes and MA TESOL Studies
60 creditsClass Size: 300
Module manager: Dr Gary Chambers
Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Module replacesEDUC5430M Dissertation in MA TESOLEDUC5438M Dissertation in MA TESOL Studies
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- identify a topic of personal or professional interest in the area of TESOL;
- engage in discussion with a tutor concerning how this topic might be investigated;
- under supervision, carry out reading and study, and, if appropriate, research on this topic;
- under supervision, write up the study in an appropriate form.
Students who complete this module will have the knowledge needed to carry out a search of the literature on a chosen topic and an understanding of how to carry out small scale empirical research.
Use of Knowledge
Students negotiate their dissertation on an individual basis at a dissertation proposal meeting held with their Academic Tutor.
Students are expected to attend the ‘Research Methods for TESOL’ seminar series.
Students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor who will discuss their dissertation proposal and meet with them on a regular basis as the study progresses.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||15.00|
|Private study hours||566.00|
|Total Contact hours||19.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||600.00|
Private studyThe information against seminars in the first line of information against tutorials and the information against online learning relates to the work involved in in attending the “research methods for TESOL”. The second line against tutorials relates to supervision of the Dissertation.
- Additional tutorials may be held by agreement between the student and tutor.
Students may audit EDUC5060M as part of this independent study
- 20% of this time to be spent on reading on professional development in TESOL
- 30% on data collection
- 30% on data analysis
- 20% on writing up the dissertation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent progress will be monitored through the tutorials related to the ‘Research Methods for TESOL’ seminar series and the supervision meetings.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||12000 words||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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