School of English and Drama

Written Research Project

Module code: DRA329

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm

Contact: Dr Catherine Silverstone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module guides you through the process of choosing a research topic, researching that topic, framing appropriate research questions and structuring an argument for an 8,000 word research project in the expanded field of Drama, Theatre and/or Performance Studies. You will develop your project through a programme of seminars and a writing retreat, addressing areas of research methodology and presentation such as: research ethics; planning and executing research, including book/journal-based, electronic, archival and interview-based research; selecting research methodologies; approaches to critical writing; giving a research presentation. You will also develop your topic individually with your seminar leader and with your supervisor, as well your fellow students in seminars. The module takes place in Semester 2, but a preliminary meeting will take place in Semester 1. You will submit a proposal in Semester 1 and your supervisor will be assigned late in Semester 1/before Semester 2. Only open to students enrolled on Drama single and joint honours degree programmes. Not open to Associate Students.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 90.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6