LT988-7-FY-CO:
Dissertation - Wild Writing

The details
2024/25
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
80
24 March 2022

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MA W8F912 Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment,
MA W8F924 Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment

Module description

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.

Students have two options for their dissertation:

- a 15,000 word dissertation excluding bibliography and footnotes

OR

- a substantial piece of creative work, length negotiable (but normally c.6,000-10,000 words) AND a critical commentary (6,000 words), excluding bibliography and footnotes

Module aims

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 coherent argument and/or piece of creative work, based on critical and/or creative writing skills as appropriate

Module learning outcomes

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 soucres and/or disciplinary contexts as appropriate

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Supervisory meetings with Supervisor from the Spring Term onwards

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Dissertation (please see the Postgraduate Taught Handbook 2024/25 for word counts)    100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Reassessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff
various
LiFTS General Office - email liftstt@essex.ac.uk Telephone 01206 - 8726262

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Tim Atkins
University of Roehampton
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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