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Unit information: Research Project on Literature and Community Engagement. in 2021/22

Unit name Research Project on Literature and Community Engagement.
Unit code ENGL30208
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Mrs. Thomas-Hughes
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of English
Faculty Faculty of Arts


This unit allows students to write a dissertation of 6,000 words on a subject of their choice relating to literature and community engagement that has been agreed by the Unit Director.

Students choosing to write a dissertation of this kind will meet regularly with an adviser for discussion of preparatory reading and research, work in progress, and drafts etc.

Dissertation projects could: take forward theoretical and practical issues explored by BAELCE students in earlier literature and community engagement units; develop action-research projects rooted in enquiry identified through BAEnglish student’s exploration of wide-ranging literatures and critical approaches to reading literature; or other approaches in agreement with the Unit Director.


This unit aims to allow a student to undertake a project involving independent research, and to write a dissertation of 6,000 words on a subject of their choice (to be agreed with the Unit Director).

The unit aims to allow a student to develop their research, writing, and reflective skills, and may be of particular interest to students wishing to consider postgraduate study or further work involving literature in the community.

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the unit, the successful student will be able to:

1) Demonstrate an ability to create and carry out their own well-structured research project.

2) Demonstrate advanced independent research skills.

3) Demonstrate understanding of and ability to use theory to inform research practise.

4) Communicate their ideas effectively and maturely

5) Present a persuasive and extended written argument

Teaching details

3 hours of one-to-one consultation with the dissertation supervisor

3 x 3-hour seminar

1 x 4.5-hour dayschool

Assessment Details

1 x 6,000 word dissertation (100%) [ILOs 1-5]


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