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Module

CAC3000 : Dissertation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Susanna Phillippo
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

The module is the “capstone” of your degree, which gives you the opportunity to pursue a research topic that has your particular interest, and to carry out independent research on it under the guidance of a supervisor. The result will be a Dissertation of 12,000 words.

Possible topics include a wide range of subjects within Greek and Roman literature, thought and culture. You will receive guidance on topic choice, but are encouraged to think of possibilities yourself.

The aims of this module are:

To allow students an opportunity to pursue in more depth a topic of their choice, applying skills learnt elsewhere in their degree programme.
To promote the skills of independent self-study, in particular: the ability to plan, organise and research an extended piece of written work; and initiative in identifying and solving intellectual problems posed by the topic studied.

Outline Of Syllabus

A topic will be chosen in consultation with the module leader, who will assign each student to a member of staff who will act as supervisor.
Preliminary lectures offer general guidance, e.g. about carrying out research, finding appropriate bibliography and academic writing.
The emphasis, however, is on independent work, under the guidance of the supervisor, who will be available for a number of supervisory sessions throughout the year.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable