2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
60 creditsClass Size: 150
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 than in options, a topic of their own choice;
- should have developed advanced research skills and put them into 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.
- Independent project planning and development
- Advanced use of (specialist) libraries, archives, bibliographies and electronic resources
- Presentation of a 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 ca 4,000 words (December) and a dissertation (April).
The dissertation is divided into chapters and has a length of 13,000-15,000 words (excluding footnotes, bibliography and appendices).
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||589.00|
|Total Contact hours||11.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||600.00|
Private studyStudents are required to develop their own topic and conduct independent research, using the reading, analysis and research skills acquired in years One and Two.
At the beginning of the dissertation process, students attend an introductory dissertation workshop. They are provided with a detailed dissertation handbook.
Students can refer back to earlier programme content.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgress will be monitored during the one-to-one or small group tutorials which take place between the student and the supervisor.
Furthermore, the supervisor will provide formative feedback after the submission of the 4,000-word synopsis (or equivalent, eg dissertation chapters) in December.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||13,000-15,000 word dissertation excluding footnotes, bibliography and 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: 13/11/2018 09:25:41
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