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EDUC5431M Dissertation in TESOL (China)

60 creditsClass Size: 35

Module manager: Dr Martin Lamb

Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is mutually exclusive with

EDUC5008MCritical Study in TESOL

Module replaces

EDUC 5008M Critical Study in TESOL

This module is not approved as an Elective


On 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.

Learning outcomes
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.

Skills outcomes
Analytical Skills
Critical Thinking
Independent Working
Research Skills
Use of Knowledge


Students negotiate their disseration on an individual basis at a dissertation proposal meeting held with their Academic Tutor.

Students will be required to audit the module EDUC5060M Getting Started: Research Questions and Approaches in Education or equivalent unless their programme manager or the taught postgraduate tutor believes that they already have sufficient knowledge or skills about research.

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.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning35.0015.00
Private study hours566.00
Total Contact hours34.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Private study

The information against seminars as the first line of information against tutorials and the information against online learning relates to the work involved in auditing EDUC5060M. The second line against tutorials relates to supervision of the Dissertation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored through the tutorials related to EDUC5060M and the supervision meetings.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentDissertation x 12,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:49:53


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