2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
40 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Kerry Bristol
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is mutually exclusive with
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this independent study module, students should:
- have pursued in greater depth then in options a topic of their own choice;
- have developed advanced research skills and put them in to practice.
The final outcome of this module is a BA dissertation. The dissertation should take the form of a coherently argued, thoroughly researched and carefully edited written work which is based on and clearly reflects the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the programme and the dissertation process.
With critical engagement suitable for a level three student, students should have developed:
- Independent research skills,
- Subject specific knowledge beyond that developed in modules,
- The ability to argue points coherently.
- Independent project planning and development
- Time management
- Advanced use of (specialist) libraries, archives, bibliographies and electronic resources
- Presentation of written work of substantial length which meets academic standards in form and content.
In semester two of level 2, students will be asked to submit a proposal to show a critical grasp of the bibliographic and historiographic problems of the intended subject.
After approval by the module team this will lead to the production, under supervision, of a detailed proposal or equivalent of c4,000 words and a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 (excluding footnotes, bibliography and appendices).
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||390.00|
|Total Contact hours||10.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||400.00|
Private study390 hours comprised of researching, writing and editing on dissertation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAttendance and participation in tutorials, submission of 4,000 word document in December.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||10,000-12,000 words EXCLUDING footnotes, bibliography & appendices||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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