The statement of intent should contain As a general rule, the MA thesis may not be a simple extension of the students BA thesis.
However, if the topic and the approach allow for extending the students earlier research in a novel manner and in a way that promises gaining a considerably deeper understanding of it, the supervisor and the Module Leader may give special permission for this.
Overall, the thesis should demonstrate an enhanced awareness of within the field.
There are two main types of research papers: empirical and theoretical.
The text following these specifications will normally be 40 pages ( max.10%).
The thesis should be an independent piece of research.
The thesis may be written on any topic relevant to the teaching of English (i.e., ELT methodology, applied linguistics, or areas of English studies focusing on teaching English).
The thesis should demonstrate a systematic approach to analysis, either theoretical or empirical, which reflects a deeper understanding of the language teaching and learning process.