Module Information

Module Identifier
AHM0460
Module Title
Dissertation
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 3 (Dissertation)
External Examiners
  • Professor Christiana Payne (Professor - Oxford Brookes University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Failure will result in a re-assessment and re-submission of the dissertation  presentation of dissertation (12,000-15,000 words)  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Develop adn conclude a reasoned and substantiated argument in relation toa specific subject or topic

Write in a clear, organized, persuasive, strategic manner for a defined audience.

Demonstrate a thorough cognizance of existing scholarly material (including methodology, debates and ideas) and sources relevant to the dissertation's field.

Sophistication in writing style and an intellectually challenging approach to the subject

Ability to move beyond the boundaries of the field of inquiry

Brief description

The dissertation provides a context to develop a programme of study begun, principal, in the context of either AHM0230 Research Project or ARM0460 Exhibition 1 (depending on the choice of degree scheme). For MA in Art History candidates, the dissertation represents a discourse on material sources uncovered and preliminary studied in the project. For MA in Art candidates, the dissertation will pursue ideas developed previously in a visual field within an art historical or theoretical context. The module allows students to apply methodologies and approaches to writing, developed in both research-training modules and in the context of dissertation tutorials, and to pursue a creative engagement with a specified topic.

Aims

The module aims to:
  • provide an opportunity for self-directed research and tutorial supervision
  • enable students to further develop an in-depth examination of a specific subject or topic related to their studies in either AHM0230 Research Project or ARM0460 Exhibition 1 (depending on the nature of the Part 1 degree scheme)
  • stimulate vigorous intellectual inquiry
  • deal with primary and secondary sources and their creative syntheses
  • work within a comprehensible historical, theoretical, or conceptual framework
  • apply appropriate scholarly techniques
  • further the student'r capacity for academic writing within set conventions and deadlines
  • prepare students for research and academic writing at MPhil and PhD level
  • apply and extend academic skills learned in the Research Training modules
objectives
  • develop and conclude a reasoned and substantiated argument in relation to a specific subject or topic
  • write in a clear, organized, persuasive, strategic manner for a defined audience
  • exhibit a highly developed, imaginative, and creative engagement with the subject and composition
  • demonstrate a thorough cognizance of existing scholarly material (including, methodology, debates and ideas)and sources relevant to the dissertation'r field
  • sophistication in writing style and an intellectually challenging approach to the subject
  • ability to move beyond the boundaries of the field of inquiry

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7