DTS4500 - Research Dissertation
24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Fiona Gregory
Research Dissertation constitutes one of three options for thesis/project writing and weighting in the Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies. It consists of individual study, under supervision, culminating in the research, preparation and submission of a formal 15,000-18,000 word thesis. No other creative project is required or attached to this outcome. This unit is designed to provide a sustained introduction to the processes and methodologies of scholarly research for students whose academic interests make the development of those skills essential.
On completion of DTS4500, students should have:
- Acquired and demonstrated an appropriate level of expertise in the application of contemporary theoretical models in the study of theatre and performance processes to a specific research question.
- Gained knowledge and experience in the nature and practice of research methodology, and in the application of distinctive disciplinary models.
- Developed skills in the gathering, analysis and organization of research materials.
- Enhanced their capacities for clear, coherent and sophisticated argument in both oral and written form.
Thesis (15,000-18,000 words): 100%
Private research and supervisory contact totalling an average of 24 hours each week
DTS4000 or DTS4120 and one other Honours level unit, as approved by the Honours co-ordinator in consultation with the student's supervisor