Module Identifier DRM2060  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe  
Semester Semester 3 (Summer)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Dissertation 20,000 words maximum  100%


To enable students to produce a longer, coherent piece of academic writing relating closely to the topics covered in their MA scheme


Under supervision of one or more member(s) of staff, the student will write a dissertation of no more than 20,000 words on a topic agreed with the supervisor(s) and confirmed by the External Examiner(s).

Brief description

In february of their first year, an initial meeting will be held for all MA students to discuss the dissertation, both content and administrative procedures. Students are encouraged to present a thesis proposal already at this stage, or, at the latest, in May of their first year. Supervisors are allocated, based on expertise with the proposed topic, and in discussions with the students concerned, subject to approval by the Head of Department. The final thesis topic is also subject to approval by the Head of Department and the External Examiner. Once the topic has been approved, a total of three hours of supervision time is given to each student, to be arranged with the supervisor(s) on an individual basis. A brief minute of each supervision meeting is taken, signed by supervisor and student, and placed on file for the record.

Practical Project in lieu of Dissertation DRM2160

Students on the MA in Theatre and the World, and those students on the MA Theatre, Film and Television Studies who want to work, for their dissertation, in the field of theatre/performance, may choose, upon approval, to embark on a practical project in lieu of dissertation. The following regulations apply for this
1] Conceptual presentation
Students are invited to give a live presentation of 15 minutes on their practical project proposal to a panel of assessors, to be followed by 15 minutes of questioning.
The presentation must include:

The presentation may include the use of video, slides, sound, data projection, OHP and elements of live demonstration and performative practice.

In assessing the presentation the panel will expect:

2] Outcomes

3] Assessment

In assessing the practical project the examiners will expect:

In assessing the 5,000-word analysis the examiners will expect:

Reading Lists

dependent upon your chosen topic


This module is at CQFW Level 7