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I have no interest in any module choices

I'm an English Lit student. My module choices for next year open in a few days and I have no idea what I would like to do. Basically, they are:
- The future (in text)
- The Supernatural in the gothic
- Research Methods in Lit
- American Lit in the Cold War
- Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature
- Independent project
None of these sound interesting to me, and I have to pick 2 of them. I don't know whether I'm just burnout, but all of these feel uninteresting and I'm not sure on what to do. Any advice?
Original post by R4spB3rri3s
I'm an English Lit student. My module choices for next year open in a few days and I have no idea what I would like to do. Basically, they are:
- The future (in text)
- The Supernatural in the gothic
- Research Methods in Lit
- American Lit in the Cold War
- Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature
- Independent project
None of these sound interesting to me, and I have to pick 2 of them. I don't know whether I'm just burnout, but all of these feel uninteresting and I'm not sure on what to do. Any advice?

What would be the perfect and most interesting book genre to study as far as you're concerned? Then study that as an independent project. :smile:

Have the available module choices changed significantly since you first applied for the course?
Original post by DataVenia
What would be the perfect and most interesting book genre to study as far as you're concerned? Then study that as an independent project. :smile:
Have the available module choices changed significantly since you first applied for the course?

That's a good idea! I was more concerned with the additional sides to the independent project (e.g. making the mark scheme, etc) but I haven't really thought about the content side.

The available modules have changed a lot, as my course was impacted by redundancies/additional changes. Why?
Original post by Anonymous
That's a good idea! I was more concerned with the additional sides to the independent project (e.g. making the mark scheme, etc) but I haven't really thought about the content side.

How does the mark scheme for the independent project work then? Can you talk to students in the year above who did an independent project and see if they have any advice to ensure you get the marks you need?

Original post by Anonymous
The available modules have changed a lot, as my course was impacted by redundancies/additional changes. Why?

One word: money. Tuition fees for UK students have been stuck at around the £9,000-£9,250 mark for over a decade now (the £9,000 figure was introduced in 2012). Inflation has eaten away at the value of the that to the extent that many universities (even big name universities) are really struggling financially.
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Totally agree with @DataVenia , do the Independent Project as you can drive the content of that.
As for the rest, scan the module materials, look at the assessments, timetable etc and pick the one that works best for you.
Original post by R4spB3rri3s
I'm an English Lit student. My module choices for next year open in a few days and I have no idea what I would like to do. Basically, they are:
- The future (in text)
- The Supernatural in the gothic
- Research Methods in Lit
- American Lit in the Cold War
- Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature
- Independent project
None of these sound interesting to me, and I have to pick 2 of them. I don't know whether I'm just burnout, but all of these feel uninteresting and I'm not sure on what to do. Any advice?

Hi there,

I felt the same way choosing modules for my final year, as none of them seemed to jump out at me. However, once I looked into them further and gave myself enough time to really think about it, I was able to choose a few I was happy with.

I think the idea that was proposed by others of doing the independent project and choosing a topic that really interests you is a great idea, as you can make it something you'd enjoy.

I'd recommend looking at the reading lists, the more specific topics the modules go into, and the assignments, and then choose the one that seems the most appealing to you. I had a friend choose a similar module to fairy tales and children's literature, as she was writing her dissertation on something related to that, and really enjoyed the books they studied.

I hope this helps,

Isabella
Third-year Geography with a Year Abroad Student

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