Dissertation (Media & Cultural Studies) (813P4)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

All year

The preparation for the media and cultural studies dissertation consists of dissertation workshops, individual tutorials, participation in a 1-day research in progress conference and independent research and study. The dissertation builds on the taught modules to enable the development of a research agenda identified by you in consultation with the programme convenor and a faculty supervisor.

The process entails the development of a research proposal and development of a bibliography in the first two teaching blocks leading to the execution of original and independent research using appropriate methodologies and conceptual approaches during the final teaching block and summer vacation.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 17 hours of contact time and about 583 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: