Hispanic Dissertation - HISP5670

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) Nuria Triana Toribio checkmark-circle


This module is intended to introduce undergraduate students to independent research and provide the opportunity for sustained, detailed study of a topic of their choosing. The topic chosen must relate to a specific aspect of Hispanic culture or language. Originality and feasibility are important aspects of writing dissertations and topics must be scrutinised and approved in advance by the module convenor or dissertation supervisor. Students can expect guidance from the module convenor and an academic supervisor throughout the process, including one-to-one tutorials.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 6
Private Study Hours: 294
Total Study Hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

• Dissertation (10,000 words) – 100%

Reassessment methods

• Reassessment Instrument: 100% Project

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Denscombe, M. (1998). The Good Research Guide, Buckingham: Open University;
Rudestam, K. and Newton, R. (1992). Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, London: Sage

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

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

1 Undertake comprehensive research on a specific area of Hispanic culture or language;
2 Demonstrate in-depth and advanced subject knowledge of a particular area of Hispanic Studies;
3 Engage with primary and secondary source material in a scholarly way, demonstrating the ability to understand concepts and debates relevant to the study of Hispanic
culture and demonstrate a critical understanding of their assumptions, implications, limitations or contradictions.

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

1 Identify an appropriate topic for personal study;
2 Work, study and undertake systematic and analytical research independently;
3 Organise the work involved in an extensive research project;
4 Marshal complex knowledge and present it clearly and logically in the substantive form of a dissertation.


  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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