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Independent Research Option 2013-14 Proposal Form

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 29th APRIL 4pm

Descriptions of Third-Year Research Option Routes:
Written dissertation (100% of assessment). This route enables students to complete an individually written dissertation of 10,000 words on a research topic of their choice and based on their investigation of primary and secondary sources. Each student taking this route is allocated a single supervisor and the topic must be one that can be appropriately supervised by a member of staff in the Department. The written dissertation must be based on clear historiographical, dramaturgical, and/or theoretical/conceptual principles. It should make apparent the context of the research, the research methodology involved and the research questions it is posing. Under certain circumstances and subject to negotiation the dissertation can include curatorial work (including recording what has happened in the past or organizing an exhibition), historical performance reconstruction or applied practical work undertaken as research (for instance, a series of workshops in the community or in educational contexts).

Practice-based project (practice 60%, critical review 40%). This route enables students to use forms of practice as the primary research methodology. The practical work can take several forms, including (but not limited to) live performance, performance installations, site-specific performance, video work, multi-media work, the writing of plays, curatorial work (including recording what has happened in the past or organizing an exhibition), historical performance reconstruction, space and/or costume design, organizing and running participatory workshops, and video documentaries. For the practice-based project, students will usually work in groups of between two and five members, though it is feasible under some circumstances to undertake a solo project. Each group following this route is allocated a single supervisor and the nature of the work must be such that it can be appropriately supervised by a member of staff in the department. Practical processes must be informed by clear research imperatives and based on theoretical/conceptual principles. Projects should make apparent the context of the research, the research methodologies involved and the research questions being posed.

Please Note: If no member of staff in the School has expertise in your proposed field of research, you may need to be willing to modify your proposal. The School will not permit a student to undertake research in a subject area for which no supervisor can be identified.

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OPTIONS 2013/4 MAIN PAGE

2nd Year

Meeting 22nd April 2pm G53
Outlines
Timetable
Single Honours Form
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3rd Year

Meeting 22nd April 1pm G53
Outlines
Timetable
Single Honours Form
Joint Honours Form

Ind. Research Option Form
(Form closes Mon 29 April 4pm)


External Students

External Form


ALL OPTIONS FORMS CLOSE FRI 3rd May 4pm