Module Identifier MG30520  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Mr Robert K Meyrick  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Mrs Belinda J Marking, Mr Robert K Meyrick  
Pre-Requisite MG10120 , AH20110 , MG20110 , MG20410  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   Tutorials x 6 per semester  
  Practical   160 study hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam   
Supplementary Exam   

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. demonstrate a deeper knowledge of a specific subject area
2. locate, select and analyse information relevant to their topic
3. be proficient in the use scholarly conventions appropriate to academic writing in Museology and Art History or Art Theory
4. plan a well-structured exploration of a museum / material culture topic

Relation to Assessment.

Dissertation (1-4)
The dissertation provides the opportunity to assess the students' ability to locate, select and analyse information for an extended period and in depth; planning a well-structured exploration of a museum or material culture topic.

Brief description

The dissertation provides the opportunity for in-depth academic study to investigate a subject or topic concerned with an aspect of museum studies and/or material culture and can have a historical, sociological, cultural or theoretical approach. Dissertations require a well-structured methodology capable of sustaining a scholarly approach, and the use of primary source material from Aberystwyth and/or other collections is encouraged. The dissertation should normally grow out of a particular museum studies module (or group of related museum/art history modules) that the student is taking or has taken


1. to provide an opportunity for research at undergraduate level
2. enable students to undertake an in-depth examination of specific subject or topic related to their previous or current studies under supervision
3. apply and extend academic skills learned in AH20110 Research, Writing and Study
4. offer an applied and prolonged experience in self-directed and supervised investigative study

Transferable skills

1 Independent project work
Undertake self-directed research

2 IT and information handling
Word processing

3 Use and analysis of numerical information

4 Writing in an academic context

In-depth examination of a specific subject.

5 Oral discussion and presentation

Tutorial Discussion

6 Careers need awareness

The module is specifically for students considering a career in museums, art gallery administration, public art organisations, freelance curators and exhibition organisers, and in private galleries.

7 Self-management

100% Course Work

8 Group activity


Reading Lists

None specific. See Pre-requisite AH20110 Research, Writing and Study


This module is at CQFW Level 6