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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC3000 Final Year Project

40 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Lou Harvey

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of L1 and L2 modules in the programme

This module is not approved as a discovery module


The module aims to provide an opportunity for students to develop a personal interest in an aspect of language learning and education through engaging in independent study which is supported by seminar discussion and individual tutorials.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students should be able to plan, execute and report on a small scale research project in the field of language learning and education.

Specifically, they should be able to:
- Identify appropriate methods of data collection and analysis
- Describe research undertaken
- Present and evaluate findings orally and in a written report
- Evaluate the quality of their own research
- Identify the impact of the research on their own knowledge of the field.

Skills outcomes
- Planning and organising project work/small scale research
- Identifying appropriate and relevant means of investigation
- Data analysis
- Oral presentation
- Academic report writing.


The project will be in the field of English, language learning and education. The focus of the project will be determined through consultation with the module tutor.

The three seminars will cover:
1. Choosing a topic, formulating research questions, writing a rationale
2. Identifying relevant literature; how to review the literature; the relevance of a literature review, planning the literature review
3. Research approaches and methodology, ethical research, research project planning.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Preparation Class125.0025.00
Private study hours308.00
Total Contact hours92.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Private study

Students private study will be guided by the framework for the project work established in the seminar work and will be supported through discussion at the individual tutorials.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored through individual tutorials by the final year project supervisor.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportProject report - 8,000 words including analysis80.00
PresentationVerbal presentation - 20 minutes20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53


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