Dissertation - Wild Writing
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
24 March 2022
Requisites for this module
MA W8F912 Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment,
MA W8F924 Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment
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
- 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
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
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
No additional information available.
Supervisory meetings with Supervisor from the Spring Term onwards
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
|Dissertation (please see the Postgraduate Taught Handbook 2023/24 for word counts)
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.
100 per cent Coursework Mark
100 per cent Coursework Mark
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr James Canton, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LiFTS General Office - email email@example.com
Telephone 01206 - 8726262
Dr Tim Atkins
University of Roehampton
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
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