Creative Industries and Cultural Policy Dissertation CCPR5006P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Postgraduate taught dissertation for the MSc in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy.


Independent research supported by meetings (normally 5) with supervisor.

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.


A candidate will be permitted to progress to preparation of the dissertation, or other substantial independent work required by the degree, only if he or she has obtained a grade point average of 12 (equivalent to C3) or above in the taught courses with at least 75% of the credits at grade D3 or better and all credits at grade F or above. The candidate must also have passed the pre-requisite courses, Research Methods1&2 with grade D3 or better.

Excluded Courses





One dissertation of no less than 12,000 words and no more than 15,000 words.

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ develop and enhance students' personal research interest in and their knowledge of their chosen topic within subject areas relevant to creative industries and cultural policy;

■ develop students' engagement with other scholarly, critical, theoretical or applied research work relevant to the subject area;

■ encourage the successful application of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the programme within a substantial piece of original research.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to

■ define, plan and execute a sustained, focused, coherent and original research project in an area relevant to creative industries and cultural policy

■ source, select and critically evaluate appropriate primary and secondary sources in their chosen subject area and then utilise such sources effectively within the final dissertation;

■ develop substantial, detailed and analytical first-hand knowledge of their chosen area of investigation, and explain this with reference to relevant theoretical concepts and frameworks;

■ work independently;

■ utilise appropriate academic conventions with regard to referencing and provision of bibliographic information;

■ execute a substantial piece of written work in clear and appropriate academic English.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.