FIL-30002 - Dissertation in Film Studies - ISP
Coordinator: Neil Archer Tel: +44 1782 7 33202
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

The dissertation module produces a substantial piece of work that engages the student in independent and original work in one of the many fields of Film Studies. The project will be based on a topic agreed between the student and the supervisor. It will draw on the interests of the student as developed during the three years of the Film Studies degree programme and will benefit from the research expertise of relevant supervisors. The successful completion of the dissertation will represent a substantial piece of final year undergraduate work that will be a crucial part of the process that will enable the student to go on either to do further advanced academic research at masters level or to pursue a career in a relevant area of the media and culture industries.

To enable students to evaluate and apply theoretical, methodolgical and practical approaches to the study of media and culture;
To enable students to research, plan and write a substantial piece of work, locating their individual topic within the context of relevant debates within their discipline and humanities more generally.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

undertake extensive research: 1
produce an extended piece of writing: 1
evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the field of Film Studies: 1
plan and construct a substantial independent research project in a recognised aspect of Film Studies: 1

Study hours

10 hours of contact time, to include seminars, group work and individual supervisions
Research for dissertation: 240 hours
Writing of dissertation: 50 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Dissertation weighted 100%
10,000 word dissertation
Students write a dissertation on a topic of their own choice from within the overall field of Film Studies, with the topic chosen in consultation with, and approved by, their supervisor.