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Dissertation (English Buildings History) - ARC00112M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Kevin Walsh
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module summary

The Dissertation is a compulsory element of the programme.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2023-24 to Summer Semester 2023-24

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 years 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
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

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



Module feedback

Feedback will be sent to students following the Exam Board sign off.

Indicative reading


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