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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ELU5003M Text Analysis

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Milada Walkova

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

- Prior learning to Level 6 (undergraduate degree or equivalent)

- Either: a post graduate teaching qualification (Diploma; Post Graduate Certificate; Masters) and/or minimum 2 years fulltime or cumulative experience of teaching in higher education or teaching English for Specific Purposes.

- Minimum English language expertise at 7 overall in IELTS with a minimum of 7 in all components; C1 CEFR


ELU5001MParticipants, Practices & Pedagogies in Academic Communicati
ELU5002MKnowledge, Politics and Cultures in Academia

Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Students will develop an ability to analyse academic texts from various perspectives in the context of scholarly literature and pedagogical application. They will draw on literature to evaluate approaches to text analyses for pedagogical and research purposes.


In this module you will develop an understanding of a range of approaches to text analysis including genre, discourse and corpus linguistic analyses. You will apply and critically evaluate these approaches for the purposes of teaching, scholarship and research.

Learning outcomes
1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of approaches to text analysis within a range of academic texts and contexts, and the pedagogical and scholarship applications of these.

2. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of the field to professional practice, justify choices made and consider the implications of these.

3. Evaluate the use of text analysis to understand the epistemological, sociological and linguistic aspects of disciplines and discourses in HE.


The module will include the following areas: analysis of key concepts including text, genre (analysis), context, discourse (analysis); approaches to text analysis for example, genre-based approaches, corpus analysis, analysis of metadiscourse, systemic functional linguistics (SFL) and legitimation code theory (LCT) approaches as well as other linguistic and sociological analyses and their application to teaching practice.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours20.00
Private study hours109.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The formative task is a practice essay with text analysis (1,500 words). The textual analytical approach selected for the formative assessment must be different from the one selected for the summative assessment.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayRationale and Text Analysis of 3,000 words (summative)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 list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 19/12/2023


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