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AY5902: DISSERTATION IN ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE NORTH (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:02


Course Overview

This course let the students build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in the other courses of the MSc in Archaeology of the North, as they design and conduct their own research project. The student conduct independent studies on a topic of their own choice within the northern theme. All students will receive staff supervision in identifying a suitable topic and in completing an original research project. The course also includes a number of research seminars, and in addition to their written dissertation students are expected to produce a short popular piece presenting their research to a non-academic audience.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators

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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Archaeology (AY) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course builds directly on the skills and knowledge acquired in the core courses of the MSc in Archaeology of the North (AY5001 Northern Worlds; AY5501 Northern Peoples and Cultures). In completing their dissertation, students will be expected to demonstrate that they can conduct advanced library research, prepare extensive literature reviews situating their research question in its wider archaeological, methodological and theoretical context and write and edit large pieces of work. In addition, they will be required to prepare abstracts and bibliographies and assess the ethical issues involved in original research. All students will receive staff supervision in identifying a suitable topic and in completing an original research project. In addition the students will be required to present their work to their fellow students in a seminar.

Further Information & Notes

In completing their dissertation, students will be expected to demonstrate that they can conduct advanced library research, prepare extensive literature reviews situating their research question in its wider archaeological, methodological and theoretical context and write and edit large pieces of work. In addition, they will be required to prepare abstracts and bibliographies and assess the ethical issues involved in original research. All students will receive staff supervision in identifying a suitable topic and in completing an original research project.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Archaeology

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

Dissertation 12,000 words (90%). Oral presentation of dissertation work (10%).

Formative Assessment

None.

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