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Research Report ARCH5035

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description



Independent study and regular supervision (typically fortnightly meetings)

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Typically 6000-8000 words but dependent on medium adopted

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
To design, undertake, and present a piece of original and independent archaeological research
To enable the development of presentation skills appropriate to the chosen project
To explore ways and modes of presenting archaeological information to the general public
To promote the acquisition of specialist, conceptual and transferable skills

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students will be able to:
Demonstrate substantial, detailed and informed first-hand knowledge of their chosen subject area
Demonstrate the ability to define, plan, and execute a sustained, focussed and coherent research project
Present cogently and coherently the results of their research in an appropriate fashion employing a range of media as necessary
Apply relevant theoretical knowledge gained during the first part of the course to a practical situation
Critically evaluate the design and associated issues surrounding the presentation of practical work to both a professional and a general audience
Demonstrate a range of personal and professional skills such as independent working, problem solving and evaluation
Organise and evaluate acquired knowledge and skills

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits