ENG42070 Dissertation (MA Gender)

Academic Year 2023/2024

The subject of the dissertation is decided by the student in consultation with a supervisor. It is an opportunity to research a topic of particular interest, resulting in written work of approximately 12,000 words.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate the capacity to study independently and to produce an extended piece of written work;
- demonstrate research and organisation skills, and sustained facility in analysis, expression and argument;
- demonstrate self-motivation, and appropriate intelligent interaction with sources relevant to their research.

Indicative Module Content:

This is a student-led independent research project carried out over the spring and summer trimesters.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a student-led research project.
Academic support and feedback are offered by the dissertation supervisor according to an agreed schedule.

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: 12,000 word dissertation Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students draft a provisional thesis proposal in the autumn/spring semester and receive initial feedback from their programme director before being assigned a supervisor. Students are allocated a suitable supervisor from the School of English, Drama and Film staff who will meet with the student according to an agreed schedule to give feedback on their written work up during the summer trimester.

Name Role
Dr Tupur Chattopadhyay Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Danielle Clarke Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Sharae Deckard Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Fionnuala Dillane Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Katherine Fama Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Anne Fogarty Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Chloe Green Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Margaret Kelleher Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Jorie Lagerwey Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Maria Mulvany Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Emilie Pine Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Martha Shearer Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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