MCH8598 : Employer-based Project

Semester 2 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 20.0


To provide an opportunity for a sustained research project on a topic that relates to a specific heritage- or museological-based problem or issue in the student’s working environment, i.e., heritage organisation, art gallery or museum.

Outline Of Syllabus

A topic for the project will be selected in consultation with the module leader. Tutorials will be held to discuss the research project topic and to get suggestions for preliminary reading and throughout the research and writing to discuss progress.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1260:00260:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1100:00100:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision140:0040:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

• Guided Independent Study: to facilitate intended knowledge outcomes, and to develop both cognitive and key skills (e.g., independent learning techniques, self-motivation, time-management) by providing a structured task for the student to complete independently
• Dissertation/project related supervision: Supervision provided on a 1:1 basis to support the assessment

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M100Report: to be handed in 18 months from the commencement of MCH8501
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The project is a demanding, sustained piece of work-based research and the most appropriate form of assessment is an extended report (between 8,000-10,000 words). This will adopt similar conventions to those seen in a dissertation, but will inevitably reflect the practical nature of the research project undertaken. The student must first complete a dissertation proposal form, which then provides the basis for discussions with the module leader.

Reading Lists