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ARTF5006M Arts Management and Heritage Studies Dissertation

50 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Jade French

Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2022/23


ARTF5101MAdvanced Research Skills 1
ARTF5801MHeritage Studies: Key Words
PECI5207MArts Management and Cultural Leadership


ARTF5102MAdvanced Research Skills 2

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The MA Arts Management and Heritage Studies dissertation will enable students to make an original contribution to knowledge and understanding of an aspect of arts management and/or heritage study. The dissertation workshops and individual supervisions will support the development of independent research and critical and conceptual thinking. Alongside this, there will be an emphasis on assessing the critical, theoretical and reflective skills necessary to independently develop research relevant to the arts management and/or heritage sector. A specific area of research will be developed by the student with the support of their supervisor, drawing from approaches developed throughout the MA programme.


On completion of this module, students should be able to make an original and valuable contribution to knowledge and understanding of an aspect of the subject with which the module is concerned; and, in doing so, acquire the requisite skills of locating and interpreting relevant primary and secondary source material, collating and analysing evidence and presenting research findings in a lucid and coherent form.

Learning outcomes
The development of critical self-understanding about methods and resources for analysis, writing and research in the specific domains of the MA programme.
Knowledge of a specific area of research defined by the student with the support of their supervisor.

Skills outcomes
- Skills necessary to undertake higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in an area of professional practice.
- Evaluating own achievement and that of others.
- Self-direction and effective decision-making.
- Independent learning.
- Use of methodologies and theoretical resources.


Subject of dissertation to be agreed with Programme Director.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Individual Support40.502.00
Private study hours490.00
Total Contact hours10.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)500.00

Private study

490 hours comprised of reading, researching and writing one dissertation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Given via dissertation workshops, supervisory process and MA symposium presentation feedback.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation1 X 12,00-15,000 word dissertation100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

word count excludes footnotes, bibliography and appendices

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 09/09/2022


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