Extended Essay

Third year module

Lecturer: Supervisor allocated according to topic

Essay topic to be chosen from a list supplied by the Department or to be determined in consultation with tutor/supervisor. Research to be undertaken, leading to the submission of a progress report and an essay plan at the end of the first semester. In the second semester students write their individual essay which will be handed into supervisors by a pre-determined date after which revisions are made before handing in the final draft.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

a) demonstrate an ability to work on their own

b) to use their initiative in collecting and presenting material

c) undertake a thorough review of the available literature

d) draw appropriate conclusions from assembled data

e) present an academic essay

f) gain experience in organising work with other students, if they choose to work in groups.

Assessment

100% essay between 5000 and 7000 words