LING40360 Research Skills 2

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module focuses on developing the skills necessary to undertake a research at postgraduate level. Students taking the module will subsequently undertake research as part of an internship, writing research papers or writing a thesis.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the modules, students should
- have a deeper knowledge of available library and online resources and be able to use such resources critically and efficiently
- be able to identify, assess and critically reflect on existing research on a given topic in Linguistics
- be able to deliver a presentation of academic literature relevant to a given topic in Linguistics
- understand how to plan and structure a an extended piece of academic writing.

Indicative Module Content:

Topics covered include:
-Library research skills
-Abstract writing
-Presentation skills
-Planning and structuring academic writing

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Module content will be delivered in seminar format, including both staff and student presentations.
Learning will be task-based, including both individual and peer group work. 
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
Journal: Students have to write weekly entries discussing the different module activities; they will select 2 for further development Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Presentation: Oral presentation of literature review Varies over the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


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, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Stephen Lucek Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Bettina Migge Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Sandrine Peraldi Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 14:00 - 15:50