Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: CLP10135
Module leader: Tara Thomson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

Module Code: CLP09129
Module Title: Cultural and Literary Theory
Examples of Equivalent Learning: Any SCQF level 9 module in critical theory

Description of module content:

This is an independent research-based module on which you design and carry out a written or videographic dissertation on a topic of your choice appropriate to your programme of study.

The module runs over both Trimesters 1 and 2, supported by a series of workshops. The workshops include topics such as developing a research proposal, conducting research at an advanced level, constructing effective arguments, and advanced writing skills.

You will begin by developing a project proposal for either
a) a written dissertation of 8000 words or
b) a videographic dissertation (an extended video essay of 25-35 minutes) plus methodological commentary (1500 words) and video transcript.

You will be allocated a supervisor to guide you during your project.

In Trimester 1, you will write a literature review to demonstrate that you have done appropriate, independent research to underpin your chosen project. In Trimester 2, you will use this research to produce your final dissertation for submission.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically appraise issues or problems of relevance to your programme of study and formulate appropriate research questions.
LO2: Synthesise and critically evaluate evidence from literary, contextual, critical and theoretical sources.
LO3: Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the topic through independent research.
LO4: Plan and complete a major, self-managed project within a given timeframe.
LO5: Devise an appropriate form with which to present analysis and arguments.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tara Thomson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 20
Face To Face Project Supervision 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 374
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 10 1, 2, 3, 4 12 , WORDS= 2500
Dissertation 90 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 12 HOURS= 25.00, WORDS= 8000
Component 1 subtotal: 10
Component 2 subtotal: 90
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP10135 Dissertation