Dissertation in Classics and Ancient History (CLAM043)
|Staff||Dr David Leith - |
|Pre-requisites||Successful completion of MA coursework|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
To carry out independent research on a subject in Classics and Ancient History. To synthesize the different aspects of the MA which are studied separately in the coursework modules. To present the findings of research in an extended piece of analytical writing in academic prose.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. The ability to carry out and present independent research in the area of Classics and Ancient History studied in the core module of the MA
- 2. The ability to apply the thinking promoted by the core module and the skills in research methodology to a specific topic of individual research.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 3. The ability to analyse and use abstract reasoning, and to synthesize complex material, which in some cases overlaps different subject boundaries.
- 4. The ability to present the findings of research in a continuous, well-constructed argument, which displays the investigation and the results in a clear, well-expressed piece of written academic prose
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 5. The ability to apply key bibliographical skills, CD-Rom database skills such as TLG, and relevant internet resources, as well as word-processing skills
- 6. The ability to work with one's supervisor in an independent, constructive and responsive way
The dissertation will be on a subject in Classics and Ancient History. It is up to the individual student, with the advice of the supervisor, to determine the topic for investigation.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||6||Up to 6 hours supervision|
|Guided independent study||594||Private study|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Dissertation||100||maximum 20,000 words||1-6||Mark and written or verbal comments|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
As determined by the research subject.
Module has an active ELE page?
Available as distance learning?
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