Module code: HA7200

The dissertation is central to your degree. It is the culmination of your studies, enabling you to put into practice what you have learnt from the modules you take earlier in your course. It allows you to research and write on a topic of your choice. Guidance will be provided through talks and workshops on selecting a topic, planning, researching and writing the dissertation, and through a supervisor who will work with you after you have submitted your dissertation proposal. You will present your work in an unassessed presentation, and will be given formative feedback on this and on a writing sample which you will show to your supervisor prior to submitting the completed work.

HA7200 is a 25,000 word dissertation. It is particularly suited to anyone interested in going on to postgraduate research. If you take this module you will take either HA7204 or two National Film and Film Cultures modules (HA7206 and HA7207).


  • 3 hours of seminars
  • 10 hours of project supervision
  • 887 hours of guided independent study


  • Dissertation, 25,000 words (100%)