Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
Cultural Studies: Dissertation
Four 20 credit MA modules, including ARTF5110 Cultural Theory & ARTF5020 Cultural History
On completion of this module, students should be able to undertake a work of independent research and scholarship, frame relevant and significant questions, constitute an archive through which to undertake research and analysis, and produce a substantial piece of writing (12000 - 15000 words) that conforms to the expected level of academic performance, presentation, grammar and analysis.
Supported by three dissertation workshops that addresses questions of archive, reading and interpretation, and by individual tutorials, this module places emphasis on the development of skills of independent study, research, self-appraisal, and sustained argument. The subject of dissertation (12000 - 15000 words) to be agreed upon and developed with the programme director.
Form of teaching
Tutorials: Individual supervision: 3 x 1 hour. Practical: Dissertation workshops / classes 3 x 3 hours. Presentation of dissertation project at the MA symposium held at the end of semester 2 and feedback from this presentation.
Form of assessment
The dissertation is expected to be a maximum of 15000 words, including all footnotes, bibliography & appendices. A reasonable word count for the text would be 12000.
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