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Natural Sciences Extended Project in Archaeology - ARC00088M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2022-23
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module summary

This module is required for MSci “Master of Science in Natural Sciences specialising in Archaeology” through Natural Sciences

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Term 2021-22

Module aims

The purpose of the Extended Research Project 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


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 90
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 10

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 90
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 10

Module feedback

Written feedback will be given within six weeks of completion of the module.

Indicative reading


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