Dissertation - ARC00009M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 80 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2019-20 to Summer Vacation 2019-20

Module aims

The purpose of the dissertation is to allow students to undertake a substantial piece of independent research on a subject of their own choosing. The dissertation will allow them to apply research and study skills acquired during their 1st and 2nd terms and to work with the guidance of one or more members of academic staff.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a specialist knowledge and understanding of their chosen subject
  • execute a programme of research, working independently
  • synthesise and critically evaluate a range of primary and secondary evidence
  • structure a substantial piece of written work
  • present a written dissertation to professional standards, including appropriate graphical and text presentation skills
  • manage their time effectively and complete a substantial piece of independent work to deadline
  • communicate research findings through a lecture, using PowerPoint

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
Dissertation
N/A 90
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Lecture
N/A 10

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
Dissertation
N/A 90
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Lecture
N/A 10

Module feedback

Oral and written feedback on drafts will be given to students during supervisorials

Indicative reading

Information currently unavailable



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