Written Research Project

Level 6 (30 credits)

This module guides you through the process of choosing a research topic, researching that topic, framing appropriate research questions, structuring an argument and writing a dissertation in the expanded field of Drama, Theatre and/or Performance Studies. You will develop your project through independent research supported by a programme of seminars/workshops and supervision with your supervisor and seminar leader, addressing areas of research methodology and presentation such as: research ethics; planning and executing research, including book/journal-based, electronic, archival and interview-based research; selecting research methodologies; approaches to critical writing; and giving a research presentation.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

Why take
Written Research Project

  • The module offers an opportunity to develop an independent research project shaped by your interests.
  • Youll be supported throughout your enquiry with 1-1 tutorials with you research mentor as well as through weekly seminars.
  • The module supports the development of research skills in the planning, management and completion of a significant piece of writing (8,000 words).
Learning Context Seminar-based
Semester Two
  1. Presentation (10-12 minutes), 10%
  2. Dissertation (8000 words), 90%
Mode of reassessment Synoptic