Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Archaeology Dissertation ARCH5007P

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

To develop the principles of good research practice, incorporating problem identification, data collection and analysis, and the critical use of sources within the field of archaeology
To design, undertake, and present a piece of original and independent archaeological research

Timetable

Independent study and regular supervision (typically fortnightly meetings)

Requirements of Entry

Standard Entry to Masters at College Level

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Length: 12000-15000 words

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ develop the principles of good research practice, incorporating problem identification, data collection and analysis, and the critical use of sources within the field of archaeology

■ design, undertake, and present a piece of original and independent archaeological research

■ apply critical thinking and acquire subject-specific and transferable skills to generate a report output of professional quality in a specific context

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Establish substantial, detailed and informed first-hand knowledge of their chosen subject area

■ Display the ability to define, plan, and execute a sustained, focussed and coherent research project
Present cogently and coherently the results of
their research in a scholarly fashion, with illustrations and other documentation as appropriate

■ Assess critically both the subject area covered and the character of their own contribution to it

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

None