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Dissertation - HOA00035M

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  • Department: History of Art
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 90 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Semester 2023-24

Module aims

This module is the largest single assessed element in the MA in History of Art and the most important measure therefore of each student s work at this level. They are expected to select an appropriate subject, in consultation with a supervisor, to independently explore primary and secondary sources, and to write a piece of written work employing appropriate methodologies, and within established scholarly conventions. These skills will be transferable to doctoral work.

Module learning outcomes

The work is expected to demonstrate:

  • commend of a suitable art historical subject
  • ability to conduct significant, sustained and
  • ability to organise and engage critically with both primary and secondary sources
  • critical thinking and intellectual independence
  • ability to present work with scholarly professionalism


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written mark and comments on summative assessment will be distributed to students following the Award Board, which normally takes place on the Wednesday of Week 3 of the Autumn Term.

Indicative reading


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