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.

Assessment

100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.