Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

CAC8090 : Dissertation for MA Classics and Ancient History

Semesters
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0

Aims

The aims of this module are:
To enable you to substantially deepen your knowledge of the ancient world.
To enable you to demonstrate advanced knowledge of an aspect of the ancient world and to carry out its study through independent scholarship.
To enable you to produce an extended piece of written work.

Outline Of Syllabus

Independent research under the guidance of a designated member of staff.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1295:00295:0050% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1148:00148:0025% of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision101:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1147:00147:0025% of guided independent study
Total600:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module allows postgraduate students to undertake a detailed exploration of their chosen topic
in an extended piece of writing under the supervision of an experienced member of staff with
cognate research interests / expertise. The supervisor’s role is to provide a supportive framework
within which students gain the confidence, initiative and adaptability to undertake independent
research to a professional standard.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M10014,000 words (the word-limit includes footnotes but not bibliography)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This module is a postgraduate module designed to allow students to explore their chosen topics in some depth. Supervision is intended to provide a supportive framework for the student to gain the confidence, initiative and adaptability to start to work more independently, to develop their problem-solving skills, and also to develop the skills of planning, organising and writing an extended piece of work.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

This module cannot be made available to exchange students under any circumstances. This applies to Erasmus, study-abroad, exchange proper and Loyola students equally.

Reading Lists

Timetable