Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title DISSERTATION
Code CLAH450
Coordinator Dr S Zago
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
S.Zago@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Whole Session 30

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Additional Programme Information

 

Aims

The purpose of the dissertation is to demonstrate that the student can identify and critically explore a research-related issue or problem. Students will work independently to design and conduct a scheme of work to answer a chosen research question. Students will assemble and analyse both academic literature (references) and primary evidence (sources) to explore their chosen research question. Students will present a coherent set of data and arguments in order to analyse and interpret evidence relevant to their research question.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) By the end of the module, students will be able to use appropriate research tools and techniques.

(LO2) By the end of the module, students will be able to present information and interpretations clearly and systematically, and produce a text written and presented to a professional standard.

(LO3) By the end of the module, students will be able to cite sources and use appropriate academic conventions for referencing them.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

(S4) Time and project management - Personal organisation


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Tutorial
Description: Meetings with tutors
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: The teaching and learning strategies in this module will give students the opportunity to develop, apply and demonstrate the following key skills and areas of knowledge:

Skills in detailed source analysis;
Skills in lateral and comparative thinking, through the integration of significantly different categories of source into a series of arguments;
Skills in critical thinking, based on demonstrating a clear understanding of construction of evidence-based hypotheses;
Skills in using appropriate research tools and techniques;
Skills in citing sources and use appropriate academic conventions for referencing them.


Syllabus

 

The student works under supervision by a member of the academic staff. Meetings will be held between supervisor and student at regular intervals, normally once every two weeks. The student must submit by the end of Semester One a complete draft of one of the dissertation chapters as well as an outline of the structure of the dissertation (chapter headings), bibliography to date (presented in finished format) and a proposed scheme of work for Semester Two. This collection of written work does not form part of the final assessment, the mark for which derives solely from the dissertation, but it is a formal requirement for this module. It will be returned to the student by the dissertation supervisor, with written comments and feedback as appropriate.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     6

      6
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 294
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Dissertation There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.  -10000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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