MODULE DESCRIPTION 2017-18

ACADEMIC YEAR 45 CREDITS
AAP6118 DISSERTATION IN CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT
CO-ORDINATOR: PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
OTHER TUTORS: VARIOUS

MODULE OUTLINE

This module requires students to plan, execute and write up an original research project. This dissertation project is chosen with, and approved by, the Course Director. Dissertation topics must be based on original research and on the students' own ideas: they must be worthwhile, affordable, manageable within time limits, capable of supervision within the contributing Departments and related to the subject matter of the MA Cultural Heritage Management..


BROAD ACADEMIC AIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF THE UNIT

This unit aims to:

  • provide training and experience in the planning and execution of original research on some aspect of cultural heritage management, relevant to the subject matter of the MA in Cultural Heritage Management and approved by the course director
  • develop an understanding of the use and citation of written and electronic sources of information
  • provide experience in the written presentation of original research
  • if appropriate, provide experience in handling data from field and/or laboratory and/or museum study as well as library research

MEASUREABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this module students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of :

  • the planning and execution of original research on some aspect of cultural heritage management
  • the critical evaluation, productive use and accurate citation of written and electronic sources of information
  • the written presentation of original research
  • (where appropriate) the handling of archaeological data from field and/or laboratory and/or museum study

EXAMPLES OF LECTURE/SEMINAR TITLES/TUTORIALS

  • Identify research topic, question, supervisor; plan and present dissertation outline
  • Receive feedback on dissertation outline
  • Submit sample chapter and receive feedback.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS ACQUIRED

  • Ability to formulate, plan and undertake original research
  • Ability to synthesise and summarise substantial amounts of data
  • Ability to produce extended argument in written form
  • Ability to document and illustrate written argument
  • Planning and organisation of a large project
  • Critical analysis

STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND INDEPENDENT STUDY

Type

Hours

Tutorials 4
Independent Study (including preparation for assessments) 446

ASSESSMENT

Method

% of marks

Hours/Length

Dissertation 100% 7,500-15,000 words (or leaflets/posters plus a 5,000-10,000 word evaluation thereof)

This module is exempt from the expectation set out in General Regulations relating to intellectual property which states, “A student undertaking undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes of study shall be the owner of the Student Intellectual Property created by that student”. If a student works on a project designed by or in collaboration with, or on data generated by or in collaboration with, a member of staff or a third party, a written agreement on ownership of intellectual property must be signed and lodged with the Department. Otherwise, any intellectual property generated will be owned by the student.”