Media Management Dissertation FTV5013P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Substantial piece of writing normally 12,000 - 15,000 words, presenting original research on a topic relevant to management of media and demonstrating a good understanding of surround fields of study.


Meetings 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 they have 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.

Excluded Courses





1 x dissertation (12,000 words) 100%

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 management of media;

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

■ encourage the successful application

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 management of media;

■ demonstrate knowledge and understanding of appropriate primary and secondary sources in their chosen subject area and of how to utilise such sources effectively;

■ demonstrate substantial and detailed first-hand knowledge of their chosen area of investigation;

■ work independently;

■ demonstrate mastery of all 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 summative assessment.