Assessment Information :
There are three elements to the assessment for the award of the degree:
Weighting of Assessed Elements:
Substantial portfolio of creative work written during the year, which may take the form of a selection of short stories, a collection of poetry, play, script or novel = 60% (25 ECTS)
Essay in The Author, the Book and the Marketplace = 20% (15 ECTS)
Written work in relation to one of the following:
(i) Writer Fellow specialist workshop taken in Hilary Term
(ii) 5000 word essay submitted in relation to the chosen option taken either in Michaelmas or Hilary Term
(iii) 5000 word essay in relation to the independent project = 20% (10 ECTS)
The Master in Philosophy degree is awarded on a Distinction*/Pass/Fail basis.
*An M.Phil with Distinction may be awarded to students who achieve a mark in their portfolio of 70% or higher, having satisfactorily completed all the other elements of the course and having achieved an overall average mark of 68%
The weighting for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is 90.
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Portfolio = 25
Workshop GD = 20
Workshop CG/DM = 20
JW Course = 15
Irish Writer Fellow Workshop or Option Course taken in MT or HT = 10
Presentation of Portfolios 2 copies should be presented.The following declaration, signed and dated, must be included in each copy:
'I declare that the work in this portfolio is entirely my original work. It has not been submitted for any other course in this or in any other academic institution. I also agree that this manuscript may be borrowed or copied through the library of Trinity College Dublin with prior permission.'