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MA Students registered for the MAs in English Literature, World Literature, Critical & Cultural Theory or English & Drama, must apply to write a dissertation. However, only projects deemed viable will be allowed to proceed, so it’s important to get the proposal right.

To be accepted, a proposal should meet the following criteria:

- Is intellectually viable

- Is achievable within the stipulated time and word limits

- Is feasible given the resources

- Falls within the expertise of members of academic staff

The deadline for submission is 12pm on 10th December 2021.

Before you can fill in the form below you must do the following:

STEP 1 Write a draft proposal (Title and 500 words brief description of the project) and seek the approval of your preferred supervisor. You may do this in writing or in person according to the preferences of the supervisor (ask them). After discussion with your supervisor you will (almost certainly) want to improve the proposal with the benefit of their advice.

STEP 2: Fill in the form below.

The Department will endeavour to support your topic of choice and provide supervision by the supervisor of your choice. However, in some cases, this may not prove possible. In this case, the MA Convenor will work with you to develop an alternative or amended proposal/identify an alternative supervisor.
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