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Long Essay (Diploma) - ARC00089M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Kevin Walsh
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24

Module summary

Not applicable, as this is only used for a Diploma as exit award

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Semester 2023-24

Module aims

The purpose of the Extended Essay is to allow students to undertake a piece of independent, desk-based research on a subject of their own choosing. The Extended Essay will allow them to apply research and study skills acquired during their taught 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 an informed understanding of their chosen subject and of relevant disciplinary theoretical frameworks
  • execute a programme of desk-based research, working independently
  • synthesise and critically evaluate a range of secondary (literature-based) evidence
  • structure a longer piece of written work
  • present a written essay to professional standards, including appropriate graphical and text presentation skills
  • manage their time effectively and complete a piece of independent work to deadline


Task Length % of module mark
Diploma Long Essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Diploma Long Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Formative: oral feedback from module leaders

Summative: written feedback within the University's turnaround policy

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