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Research Methodologies

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Kirsten Anne Stirling

Période de validité: 2015 ->

Horaires du cours (Hebdomadaire)

Date Lieu Remarque Thématique Intervenant(s)
2020/2021 : Mardi 16:15-18:00 (Hebdomadaire) Anthropole/5093     Anita Auer, Benjamin Pickford, Kirsten Anne Stirling, Jennifer Thorburn


Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre
Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Non
Crédits: 5.00


This course aims to introduce MA students to the basics of independent research leading to the writing of a mémoire in the discipline of English (including Medieval, Modern, American and Comparative Literatures, Gender Studies, and Linguistics). It is strongly recommended for any student planning to write a mémoire in the English department.


Weekly sessions include:

Getting started; choosing a topic and supervisor; preparing a proposal; Reading and Notetaking; Writing and rewriting and rewriting and rewriting; defining your terms; mémoire structure and methodology; preparing for the discussion de mémoire. The course also features special "methodology in action" sessions where members of staff will discuss the methodologies they use in their own academic research.


Requirements for validation (Pass-Fail) worth 5 credits: students will submit a portfolio including two assignments:

1. Mémoire proposal (2500-3000 words) comprising:

a) description of materials and methodology

b) Annotated bibliography / critical review

c) Proposed chapter plan and timeline

2. Reflective essay on your own reading and writing practices. (c. 1000 words)


Course material will be supplied in class and on the Moodle site.

Exigences du cursus d'études

BA in English; enrolled as MA student in the English Section; intention to write a mémoire in English, at the University of Lausanne.

Informations supplémentaires


UtilisationCode facultéStatutCrédits
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Séminaire de recherche - MA-ANG-3070Optionnel5.00
Canton de Vaud
Swiss University
Unicentre  -  CH-1015 Lausanne  -  Suisse  -  Tél. +41 21 692 11 11  -  Fax  +41 21 692 26 15