Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Individual Research Project (Dramaturgy) THEATRE5005P

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Constituting 60 credits, and with appropriate supervision, students pursue an independent research project. The project might take the form of a dissertation or an applied or practice as research project.


individual supervision sessions

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to College at Masters level.


One formally assessed assignment: one dissertation of no less than 12000 words and no more than 15000 words OR one play of 40-60 minutes in length submitted 31 July of the academic year of enrolment (weighted 100%). Note that for students to complete this course successfully the following minimum requirements must be met: submission of an independently produced project; satisfactory preparation for tutorial / supervision sessions; satisfactory attendance at tutorial / supervision sessions - 100% at scheduled sessions without advance cancellation.

Course Aims

The course aims to:

■ develop and deepen the student's personal research interest in their chosen subject area;
promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, theoretical or applied argume
nts relevant to that area;

■ encourage the application of acquired research skills to a supervised independent project.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

■ demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main primary sources in their chosen field;

■ demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main secondary sources in their chosen field;

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

■ demonstrate the ability to define, plan, and execute a sustained, focused and coherent research project;

■ demonstrate the ability to use appropriate bibliographic and information sources;

■ demonstrate the ability to work independently; and,

■ demonstrate aptitude in both practical and research skills necessary to create and execute a piece of written work or practical project.

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.