Faculty of Arts


Research Project


ENGLISH 781 is the research hub of the BA(Hons) programme. It offers students in-depth one-on-one supervision while fostering a collaborative research environment. In this community of peer researchers, you can develop your individual research capability as well as valuable project management, presentation and editing skills.

Up to six staff members offer supervision of designated research areas.

Students submit annotated rankings of their preferred research areas in week one of the course and are assigned to a supervised research cluster of approximately five students. The early stages of the course alternate between whole class sessions (on time management, the writing process, presentation and research skills) and supervised research cluster meetings, in which students can develop their individual research projects in a supportive peer environment. The course then proceeds by individual supervision; and students give an oral presentation and undertake peer review as they produce an independent extended research essay.

This course can provide preparation for students intending to proceed to an MA or PhD. It can also provide the transferable skills often valued by employers of Arts graduates: the ability to conceive and implement a project to completion, to conceptualise and clarify a problem and to cogently report the results.

ENGLISH 781 is compulsory for all BA(Hons) students in English. In exceptional circumstances only, the Head of Disciplinary Area may permit the substitution of a Dissertation (please see the ENGLISH 780 webpage for details).

ENGLISH 781 is optional for PGDipArts and 240 pt MA students in English.

Availability 2020

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Eluned Summers-Bremner


ENGLISH 781: 30.0 points

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