French: Final Year Dissertation - FR567

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn and Spring
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6 30 (15) DR J Fowler


Prerequisite for Joint Honours: Students must have achieved at least 60% average at Stage 2 and must be taking at least 60 credits of Culture and Literature in French, including FREN5670, across Stage 2 and Stage 3





This module provides the opportunity to write a Dissertation on an author or theme normally relating to one of the other French 'non-language' or 'content' modules being followed in the final year. The final-year dissertation gives students the opportunity to satisfy their intellectual curiosity by individually and independently researching a large-scale project of their own choice. Throughout autumn and spring terms students will be given guidance by a chosen supervisor, but the rhythm of research, e.g. the writing and frequency of meetings between supervisor and student, is largely left to the individual student to determine.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 6

Method of assessment

Dissertation (10,000 words) – 100%

Indicative reading

This will vary according to the topic chosen.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

- Undertake further research on an area with which they are familiar relating to a French author, cultural theme or works;
- Deepen analysis of an author, cultural theme or works, related to any Stage 3 non-language module in French;
- Engage in independent research in the library.

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