Getting further help
The video tutorial below, ‘Starting your research‘, provides useful advice on how to begin your research.
The following two examples have been annotated with academic comments. This is to help you understand why they achieved a good 2:1 mark but also, more importantly, how the marks could have been improved.
The module requirements for research projects may have changed since these examples were written. Refer to your module guidelines to make sure that you address all of the current assessment criteria.
Contact: Dr Richard Coulton
The English Research Dissertation provides an opportunity for you to complete an in-depth research project within any aspect of the discipline of English Studies as it is taught at Queen Mary. You will be encouraged to pursue your own intellectual interests and supported in designing a project proposal via weekly workshops at the start of your final year. You will then engage in self-led research directed towards the completion of an assessed 10,000 word dissertation. Each student will be supervised in this undertaking from the mid-point of Semester A onwards by an identified member of the academic staff.