MA Dissertation Prize in Comparative Cultural Enquiry


The MA Dissertation Prize in Comparative Cultural Enquiry is worth £200 to the winner. This prize is offered to the best MA dissertation each year in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities on a comparative topic.

The comparative is understood in its widest sense, and eligible dissertations may include discussion of texts by different authors drawn either for the same subject area or different ones, as well as discussion of verbal, visual, filmic and material artefacts in any combination.

Any MA dissertation in the Faculty which meets the criteria of the Prize is eligible. MA Exam Boards in the Faculty may nominate one dissertation for consideration.

The final decision will be made by the judges solely on the basis of the comparative criterion and inherent excellence.

Dissertations should be submitted to Patrizia Oliver, SELCS Postgraduate Officer, in the first instance.


  • Dr Stephanie Bird, Vice-Dean for Interdisciplinary (Arts & Humanities)
  • Professor Timothy Mathews, Vice-Dean for Research (Arts & Humanities, chair and founder of the prize)

2012-13 and 2013-14 winners will be posted here shortly.

October 2014

Winners Announced

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