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AY5904: DISSERTATION IN ARCHAEOLOGY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:19


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr C. Hillerdal

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

  • Either MSc Archaeology of the North or MSc Archaeology

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

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