MODULE DESCRIPTION 2017-18

ACADEMIC YEAR 60 CREDITS
AAP6883 DISSERTATION IN ARCHAEOLOGY
CO-ORDINATOR: PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
OTHER TUTORS:

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 Programme Director. Dissertation topics must be based on original research and on the students' own ideas: they must be worthwhile, affordable, manageable within time limits, be capable of supervision within the Department and related to the subject matter on the appropriate MA..


BROAD ACADEMIC AIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF THE UNIT

This unit aims to:

  • To provide training and experience in the execution and reporting upon a piece of original archaeological research
  • To provide an understanding in the use and citation or written and electronic sources of information
  • Where appropriate to provide experience in handling archaeological data from field and/or laboratory and/or museum.

MEASUREABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this module students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and be competent in the analysis, presentation and synthesis of archaeological data.


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.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND INDEPENDENT STUDY

Type

Hours

Tutorials 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.”