Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Film Studies Dissertation

Module P4123

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The dissertation module allows students to work on a sustained Film Studies project of their choosing that builds on appropriate critical, theoretical or historical approaches encountered in their study of the subject. It functions both as a summary experience, enabling students to draw together and reflect on skills and knowledge acquired earlier in the course, and as a self-directed project that allows them to focus on material chosen and planned by themselves. Introductory lectures, tutorials, research workshops and peer review will guide students through the process of choosing the subject, devising research questions, and preparing and refining the proposal and dissertation.

Module learning outcomes

Identify a relevant area of interest suitable for extended research, and develop viable research questions and a research agenda

Demonstrate systematic understanding of appropriate Film Studies methodologies

Utilize and critically evaluate a range of secondary and primary sources relevant to the specialized research topic

Manage a focussed research and writing project from beginning to completion

Acquire advanced research skills and techniques, and deploy them in the preparation and production of a 7,000-word dissertation with appropriate scholarly apparatus

Communicate ideas and research findings effectively, clearly and fluently

Dissertation (7000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:0090.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ReportT2 Week 3 100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterWorkshop2 hours100101001010

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Luke Robinson

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Dr Alisa Lebow

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Dr Lawrence Webb

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Dr Thomas Austin

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Dr Frances Smith

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Dr Despoina Mantziari

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Dr Niall Richardson

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Dr Frank Krutnik

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Dr Michael Lawrence

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Dr Matilda Mroz

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