MA Film Studies / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

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Course unit details:
Dissertation by Practice

Unit code DRAM70980
Credit rating 60
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Drama
Available as a free choice unit? No


The Dissertation by Practice consists of a written dissertation (5,000-10,000 words) and a practical component. The expectation is that the practical component will consist of a piece of audiovisual practice (15-30 minutes), or an applied film studies project, the scope of which must be discussed with the supervisor. 

Resources permitting, practice can include creative writing, film, video or radio production, or an applied film studies project in an appropriate community setting.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Dissertation 100%

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Project supervision 2
Independent study hours
Independent study 598

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Felicia Chan Unit coordinator

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