The purpose of the dissertation is to allow students to undertake a substantial piece of independent research on an archaeological science subject of their own choosing (BSc (Hons) Bioarchaeology students must undertake a dissertation with a bioarchaeological theme). The dissertation will allow them to apply research and study skills acquired during their 1st and 2nd years modules 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 archaeological 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
% of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam Assessed Lecture
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
Oral feedback on drafts will be given to students during supervisorials. Written feedback will be given on the dissertation and the lecture by the end of the summer term.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses
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