The Project (English) - ENGL6001

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring Term 6 30 (15) Vybarr Cregan-Reid checkmark-circle


This module presents students with an opportunity to formulate and deliver a research project of their own making, whether it be a dissertation, a portfolio of texts, a publication, a podcast, a documentary, a short film, a performance, an app, or another form of public interaction derived from literary research. Supported by appropriate instruction, this module develops independent research skills and creative practices, provides a chance to engage with material of personal and/or professional interest, and offers the possibility of laying claim to a specific area of study. This is a student's opportunity to devote a sustained period of time to an area for which they feel enthusiasm, curiosity, and passion.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 13
Private Study Hours: 287
Total Study Hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Project output(s) 8,000 words or equiv. - 80%
Seminar Participation - 10%
Reflective Presentation (5-10mins) - 10%

Reassessment methods
Retrieval by 100% Project

Indicative reading

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Given the individual nature of students' research projects, bibliographies are devised and discussed with the programme tutors and student supervisors.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Formulate a research project that is well-conceived intellectually, and may also be inventive in terms of its contributions to the field of literary study and/or creative practice;
2. Select appropriate research and/or creative strategies to effectively explore a line of inquiry;
3. Structure a project in such a way so that it is fluent and cogent; combining evidence gathered from scholarly research, practice, or a combination thereof;
4. Demonstrate critical awareness of a field of scholarship and/or practice, by articulating the theoretical positions and contexts that affect identified practices in their Project output;
5. Plan and undertake a project which demonstrates a developed sense of the relationship between their work and its audience;
6. Reflect upon and evaluate the processes and outcomes of a project.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Manage a complex workload independently to explore a chosen subject practically and/or theoretically
2. Demonstrate proficient skills in project management;
3. Demonstrate proficient communicative and planning skills to present ideas clearly and confidently;


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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