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TH968 - Dissertation (MA)

  • Module code: TH968
  • Module name: Dissertation (MA)
  • Department: School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The Dissertation module is the final module in the taught MA in Theatre Consultancy. In order to proceed to the MA dissertation, candidates will have to have fulfilled the requirements of the Diploma in Theatre Consultancy. The MA Dissertation offers the opportunity for advanced research into a particular project enabling candidates to increase their knowledge base and to develop a range of research skills and methodologies under the guidance of a supervisor (or supervisors). Each student will enhance his/her ability to structure critical analyses, making use of detailed examples and case studies. The MA dissertation should be 18,000 – 20,000 words.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will demonstrate a clear engagement with their chosen material or area of specialisation, and its treatment in the existing literature. They will present structured arguments with an awareness of appropriate methodologies and case studies relevant to their chosen material and evidence of interpreting visual and written information at a sophisticated level.

Timetabled teaching activities


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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: TH968-60)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Theatre Consultancy (W4PF) - Year 2