Postgraduate taught 

Museum Studies: Collecting & Collections MSc

Museum Studies Dissertation ARTMED5044P

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The dissertation enables students to undertake a period of independent research on a Museum Studies topic of their choosing.


Monthly teaching sessions and continuous private study

Requirements of Entry



Dissertation (15,000 words): 100%

Main Assessment In: August

Course Aims

The dissertation provides students with an opportunity to conceive, develop and execute a piece of independent research in the field of museum studies. It will provide a research focus for students to test ideas and arguments of the academic and professional communities and develop their own arguments and insights.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the completion of the dissertation students will be able to demonstrate that they can:

■ Successfully identify and summarise existing scholarship relating to their chosen topic

■ Appropriately situate their research in wider context of Museum Studies

■ Research, compile and critically analyse relevant evidence

■ Demonstrate relevant, detailed and informed knowledge of the chosen topic

■ Synthesize learning and practice from other courses

■ Critically assess their topic and their contribution to it

■ Coherently present the results of their research in an appropriate written fashion

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits