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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FOAH3000 Independent Research Project in Liberal Arts

40 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Caroline Starkey

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

Year running 2022/23

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 is 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. Students will follow the model of teaching for final year projects in the school of their chosendiscipline.


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

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision Meetings61.006.00
Private study hours392.00
Total Contact hours8.00
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.

The teaching methods will be determined by the school you are supervised in (the 'Discipline School'). This can include a mixture of lectures, group sessions, and one-to-one supervision. You should check the module catalogue for the Discipline School you want to do your project in to see what model they use.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be an opportunity for formative feedback. The form this will take is determined by the
Discipline School (check the relevant module catalogue).

Methods of assessment

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. Details are to be decided in discussion between student and supervisor. Projects are marked by the discipline school chosen, and double marked by Liberal Arts staff to ensure interdisciplinarity.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 25/07/2022


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