German Dissertation - GE506

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn and Spring
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6 30 (15) DR ID Cooper


Completion of Year 3 in German


Available to Stage 3 students only



Each dissertation will require a different programme of study. Typically, the year will be divided into three periods: (1) gathering information,(2) writing up individual chapters and discussing these with a supervisor, and (3) putting the dissertation into its final form and observing the conventions necessary for this type of work.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Formal supervision sessions will take place every two or three weeks during the Autumn and Spring terms - to be arranged with the individual dissertation supervisor.

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Preliminary reading

Indicative Reading List

This will vary in accordance with the chosen topic.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Students taking this module will be encouraged to identify an area of enquiry that coincides with their interests and to collect and collate relevant material during their 3rd year (spent abroad). Any of the areas listed under 12.A will be appropriate as topics and will enhance their overall learning outcomes. They will be obliged to work independently, setting their own pace and objectives through self-directed learning; (12.A). They will acquire library skills and will learn about the formatting of research papers and the proper presentation of bibliographies. Critical reflection will be required (12.B). They will be required to process information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding of the subject, to utilise problem-solving skills, to develop and maximise communication skills for the coherent expression and transfer of knowledge, to analyse, evaluate and interpret a variety of evidence and to reach conclusions independently.

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