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A project-based dissertation involves the independent creation of a digital culture related object/artefact which may include, but is not limited to the following examples: a visualisation, web design, digital application, business plan, marketing campaign, crowd sourcing or project design.

You are expected to independently study to define, research and create your own object, and then to write an academic dissertation on this work. The final submission should demonstrate independent abilities to produce an appropriate object of study derived from your research.

The objective of your dissertation is to amplify existing knowledge or to produce new knowledge, in relation to a unique research question.

Assessment requirements

You must create a digital object/artefact (Part 1) and write an accompanying dissertation (Part 2).


Part 1: Digital Object/Artefact

Students who choose the dissertation project MUST create a digital object or artefact through independent work and then to write an academic dissertation on that project.

A clear link between your research and your object is mandatory. You should ensure that your digital object is accessible to examiners marking your dissertation. You should provide a link to your project on a page in the dissertation (before the ‘Introduction’). Please do not submit your project on KEATS (only in exceptional circumstances will this be permitted). You will be marked on both your dissertation and the digital object or artefact.

 Part 2: Dissertation

You must write a dissertation (normally up to 7,500 words) that draws from academic sources. The format will usually include an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion/results, conclusion, bibliography and, where relevant, appendices. Your reference list needs to be complete and both your bibliography and in-text references need to be consistent in style. The APA reference style is encouraged.

The length of the written part of the dissertation is not definite. It should be discussed with the supervisor and agreed on an individual basis.

Example dissertation structure

The word counts and structure suggested below are indicative approximations only, based on a 7,500-word dissertation. They are not set in stone. You may find you need more (or fewer) words than specified for different parts of your dissertation.

 Remember that these are guidelines only. Structure, content and organisation of the dissertation should be discussed with and approved by the dissertation supervisor.


  1. Introduction (800 words)

The function of the introduction is to make sure that your reader will be able to find the answers to the following questions:

  • What is your project about?
  • What is the purpose behind producing your object?
  • How will you approach the project to fulfil that purpose?

The introduction will also give a brief overview of the structure of your dissertation.

  1. Literature review (2000 words)

The literature review is the culmination of your background research about the project. It is a place to review the existing literature and identify relevant scholarly debates, but also to identify gaps in the existing scholarship. As such, a good literature review should already be an argument justifying your research project and putting it in perspective. Your literature review will usually be divided into a few thematic sections.

Your literature review should conclude with your research question, which marks the introduction to your methodology section. This question is always grounded in a broader research area and should link to the purpose you have for wanting to create your object/artefact.

  1. Methodology (1200 words)

The methodology section is used to explain what you did to produce your object and why.  

This section will have two aims. First, you will outline the steps you have taken in producing your object. Second, you will explain how your chosen approach is relevant to your research question, critically drawing from appropriate literature.

You should discuss the methods you are going to use to create your artefact. These may include primary research or secondary research. You should also reflect on how the findings of the literature review determined the methodological approach you have selected.

  1. Discussion/Results (2300 words)

In this section you are expected to report on the object you have created. Here you will not only describe the object, but also relate its features and aspects of its production to your literature review, theories and concepts, and to your research question and methodology.

5. Conclusion (1200 words)


A strong conclusion will answer the

following questions:

  • Did your dissertation meet its aims and answered the research question?
  • What are your main findings – and their implications?
  • What are your recommendations in relation to your object/artefact?
  • Do you have any conclusions on the research process itself?
  • Where should further research be focused?
  1. References

(Not counted in your word count!)

  1. Appendices

An appendix is where you put any material that is related but supplementary to your main argument.

Please remember to include the ethics clearance letter that you have received from the Research Ethics Office in your appendix (if your research required such clearance). This shows the examiners that you have obtained the necessary approval. Not including this could lead to a fail or a penalty! (For more details see the lecture on research ethics clearance).

You can use as many appendices as you need. If in doubt whether specific content should be in an appendix, in the main text, or should not appear, discuss with your supervisor. See below about word limits and appendices.

About word limits

Word limits apply to the main text, quotes, footnotes, and appendices consisting of original material. Front matter (title, coversheet, contents page, acknowledgements, abstract, glossary) and bibliography are excluded from the word count.

In order to be excluded from the word count appendix must be an external source or raw data or results derived from analysis. Examples can include (but are not limited to): filmography, translations, transcripts, ethical clearance letters, discographies, primary statistical data and software code.

Appendices whose “contributory value” consists predominantly of original material authored by the student will be included in the word count.

It is possible to exceed the word count by 5% (a 7,500 word dissertation can be up to 7,875). The examiners are not obliged to read any part of the dissertation beyond this number of words. As such, it will not factor into your overall mark and any work that falls beyond the word limit will be treated as having been omitted.

There will be no express penalty for going under the word count but it is likely that doing so will affect the overall quality and depth of the work in such a way that will result in a lower mark than you could otherwise have obtained.

  1. AI Declaration

Please ensure that you include an AI declaration at the end of your dissertation (this does not count towards the word count)

It requires students to acknowledge any use of generative AI tools in coursework by including a declaration statement along with your references. Please note that so long



































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