Creative and Critical Writing Dissertation (895Q3)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

The dissertation is a final, extended research project completed under the supervision of a nominated member of faculty who specialises in the relevant field. If you're on the Creative and Critical Writing course, you will submit creative work together with a critical account of its composition or analysis of your own processes. You will decide on a topic of your own choice, build an extensive bibliography, read widely in secondary literature and in theory, and produce a long, carefully argued dissertation whose "critical" component will be presented in conformity with professional academic MLA or Chicago referencing conventions.

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 2 hours of contact time and about 598 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, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to 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.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.