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Dissertation MA Film and Screen Media


  • Credit value: 60 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Dorota Ostrowska
  • Assessment: a 15,000-word dissertation (100%)

Module description

You will submit a piece of original work which involves planning and conducting primary or advanced secondary research, and drawing appropriate conclusions from them. There is no limitation on subject, although it must fall within the broad subject fields of the course. You will be allocated a dissertation supervisor who will offer specialist advice. In the summer term there will be a series of workshops on different aspects of researching and writing a dissertation. Following these skills sessions, there will be a number of student presentation sessions with feedback from staff and fellow students.

Indicative module content

  • Identifying and developing a thesis idea
  • Choosing a methodological approach
  • Successful close analysis of texts and visual material
  • Accurate citation and referencing