Dissertation (Digital Media and Culture) (P5090)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module will allow students in the BA Digital Media and Culture to work on a written project (dissertation) of their choosing.

The module assessment is a self-directed substantial piece of work that will enable you to devise your research questions and argument. The module is also meant to facilitate the identification of those key debates in the field of digital media theory that relate to the chosen dissertation subject. The module will stress the importance of developing an original and independent study of problems and concepts in the heterogenous field of digital media and digital culture.



82%: One-to-one (Tutorial)
18%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 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 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.