MODULE DESCRIPTION 2017-18

ACADEMIC YEAR 60 CREDITS
AAP6147 DISSERTATION IN ZOOARCHAEOLOGY
CO-ORDINATOR: PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
OTHER TUTORS:

MODULE OUTLINE

The dissertation will be based on original research conducted by the student on a topic that is relevant to the programme and will be arranged with the approval of the Programme Director. The dissertation should be capable of supervision by the Departmental Staff.


BROAD ACADEMIC AIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF THE UNIT

This unit aims to:

  • The dissertation enables the student to apply research skills, acquired in the other modules of this course, to an original research problem in zooarchaeology.

MEASUREABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • How to design, execute and write up an original piece of research on a defined topic within the field of study covered by the course. They will thereby have demonstrated their ability to conduct independent research in zooarchaeology.

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

Tutorial 4
Independent Study (including preparation for assessments) 596

ASSESSMENT

Method

% of marks

Hours/Length

Dissertation 100% 15000 words

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.”