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LANG2010 Managing Research and Learning

Module Overview

The module will clarify the links between the Year Abroad project and modules in years two and four.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • generic research skills such as using resources, managing more sustained research projects
  • the purpose of the Year Abroad Research Project
  • the methodological tools you need to complete it
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • construct a research question and conceptualise it
  • think about cultural differences as an asset
  • gauge possible ethical implications of your research
  • think reflectively about your own research and learning
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • understand and work according to a selected research methodology
  • make effective use of available resources and acknowledge them in your work
  • present your work using IT tools such as PowerPoint
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • plan, carry out and research in the medium of a foreign language
  • cope with the demands of cultural differences


In this module you will be made familiar, both in a theoretical and practical way, with all aspects concerning your Year Abroad Research Project. This will include advice on living in and engaging with foreign cultures, briefing on the range of topics for the research project and explanation of the different research methods and relevant resources. You will be made aware of the importance of time management for your work and you will be given advice on how to do this successfully.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include: • Fortnightly lectures/seminars which will also be available on Blackboard • Independent study • Individual feedback • Individual study • Group work

Follow-up work30
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Project supervision2
Completion of assessment task50
Wider reading or practice40
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Year Abroad Investigative Project guideline booklet. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Research proposal  (2000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Research proposal 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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