Postgraduate taught 

Material Culture & Artefact Studies MSc/PgDip

Independent Study Project ARCH5020

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course aims to develop and deepen the student's personal research interest in contemporary archaeological practice pertaining to specialist study areas.

Timetable

2 hours per week, a mixture of tutorials, meetings and/or visits.

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

For students to complete this course successfully, the following minimum requirements must be met
~ a project design and rationale (1000 words worth 30% of the overall marks) and an Assignment (3000 words, worth 70% of the overall marks).
~ satisfactory preparation for tutorials/supervision sessions
~ satisfactory attendance at tutorials/supervision sessions

Course Aims

The course aims to -
- develop and deepen the student's personal research interest in contemporary archaeological practice pertaining to specialist study areas
- promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, theoretical or applied arguments relevant to that specific study area
- encourage the application of acquired research OR acquired research and practical skills to a supervised independent project

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

- Show a knowledge and understanding of their personal study area

- evaluate other scholarly, critical, theoretical or applied arguments relevant to that area

- Illustrate the ability to work independently

- Represent the ability to define, plan and execute a sustained, focused research project

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the courses summative assessment.