Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Dissertation

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course



DESCRIPTION Every candidate is expected to write a research dissertation of 50,000 words, with a value of 80 ECTS credits, on a theme related to any aspect of Italian studies, with a particular focus on Italian literature, Italian linguistics, Italian cinema, and Italian theatre.
The choice of topic requires the approval of the Board of Studies. Every candidate will be assigned a tutor who will supervise his/her research and the writing of the dissertation.

Upon the completion of the study-unit, candidates will have acquired an ability:

a. To demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the topic chosen;
b. To develop their own research skills;
c. To communicate orally and in writing research results;
d. To undertake doctoral research, should they wish to pursue their academic career.

ADDITIONAL NOTES **Resit Availability: Students who fail to obtain an overall pass mark will be re-examined in the Dissertation. However, the resit availability for the Oral Examination is at the discretion of the Board of Examiners.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Dissertation

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Dissertation and Oral Examination (See Add. Notes) ** 100%


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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.