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Course Overview

This course will build on the initial research design students built during Research Project Part 1 towards their undergraduate research project in anthropology.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Andrew Whitehouse

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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Course Description

This course builds on the work carried out in Research Project Part 1. During this course, students analyse the material they collected in Part 1 and, under the guidance of a member of staff, prepare and write the final report.

The techniques of analysis vary with the nature of the research problem; however all students are guided in the arts of:

  • critical analysis of existing literature
  • applying relevant theory to ethnography;
  • report planning and writing.

As in Part 1, particular emphasis is placed on helping students develop their own skills.

Further Information & Notes

This course is an essential component of the Single Honours Anthropology degree programme. 

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 10,000 words (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessment work. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date. Oral feedback on class presentations will also be provided where appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes


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