Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
05 June 2020
Requisites for this module
MA W80012 Creative Writing,
MA W80024 Creative Writing,
MA Q20212 Film and Literature,
MA Q20224 Film and Literature,
MA Q20012 Literature, Culture, and Society,
MA Q20024 Literature, Culture, and Society,
MA W81112 Scriptwriting (Theatre and Digital Media),
MA W81124 Scriptwriting (Theatre and Digital Media),
MA T72012 American Literatures,
MA T72024 American Literatures,
MA QW3012 Literature and Creative Writing,
MA QW3024 Literature and Creative Writing,
MA Q20E12 Modern and Contemporary Literature,
MA Q20E24 Modern and Contemporary Literature
Your dissertation is the centrepiece of your MA work. It gives you the opportunity to develop and to demonstrate your skills as an academic researcher and scholarly author, as you investigate and interpret a topic of your choosing.
Word limit - 15,000 words (not including abstract, notes, bibliographic materials and footnotes).
MA Creative Writing:
Creative component up to 10,000 words plus critical commentary of 6,000 words excluding bibliography and footnotes.
A complete play (including plays for radio) under 70 minutes playing time accompanied by a critical commentary (c. 6,000 words) excluding bibliography and footnotes
The aims of the dissertation are to demonstrate:
1. comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a selected current research area
2. the planning and execution of a substantial research project with guidance from a supervisor
3. a sustained, coherent argument based on critical and/or creative writing skills as appropriate
In preparation of and as part of the dissertation, students should be able to:
1. conduct effective research
2. write within disciplinary perspectives and genres, using academic conventions, and creating a longer, well-argued piece of writing
3. explore, analyse and present a coherent argument, involving a range of information from different sources and/or disciplinary contexts as appropriate
No additional information available.
Supervisory meetings with an academic advisor
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Dissertation (please see the Postgraduate Taught Handbook 2020/21 for word counts for each MA degree)
100 per cent Coursework Mark
100 per cent Coursework Mark
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Holly Pester, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LiFTS General Office - email email@example.com.
Telephone 01206 872626
Dr Agnieszka Elzbieta Piotrowska
University of Bedfordshire
Prof Ian Charles Davidson
Professor of English and Creative Writing
Prof Duncan James Salkeld
University of Chichester
Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature
Dr Celia Brayfield
Bath Spa University
Dr Karen Savage
University of Lincoln
Head of School
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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