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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FOAH3000 Independent Research Project in Liberal Arts

40 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Alison Toop

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of a theme or themes of their choosing. The form of the assessment will be negotiated with the student, but will normally include an extended writing assignment. Students will normally engage with a theme relevant to one of the Liberal Arts Topic areas studied in previous years, and where appropriate they will be encouraged to make connections with the field represented in their major. The project will involve the use of cross-disciplinary skills of enquiry.


To enable students to design and undertake a programme of learning and assessment in Liberal Arts.

Learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of the themes that are studied in the module
- Appropriate skills of cross-disciplinary enquiry
- Appropriate skills of independent research
- Appropriate skills of working with a supervisor


To be negotiated by the student with their supervisor(s).

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision Meetings61.006.00
Private study hours394.00
Total Contact hours6.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Private study

This will depend on the nature of assessment, but will include some of: research, writing, preparing presentations, discussions with other students.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

If assessment is by dissertation or essay/s, one draft of the dissertation or essay/s to be submitted well in advance of the deadline.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Written Work10,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

10,000 words in total. Assessment will be appropriate to the subject area, and may include presentations, one or more pieces of works etc. Details are to be decided in discussion between student and supervisor.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:44:09


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