Module Identifier AHM0460  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Ms Moira M Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 3 (Summer)  
Other staff Mr Christopher P Webster, Professor John Harvey, Mr Simon J Pierse  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   Tutorial. 1 hr per 2 weeks  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment presentation of dissertation (12,000-15,000 words) Failure will result in a re-assessment and re-submission of the dissertation100%

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.


The module aims to:


Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Creme, Phyllis and Lea, Mary R (1997) Writing at University: A Guide for Students Oxford University Press
Kane, Eileen (1997) Doing Your Own Research: Basic Descriptive Research in the social Sciences and Humanities Boyars
Locke, Lawrence F (1993) Proposals that Work: A Guide to Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals Sage Publications
Oliver, Paul (1996) Writing Essays and Reports Hodder and Stoughton
Oshima, Alice and Hogue Ann (1997) Introduction to Academic Writing Longman
Rasool, Joan et al (1996) Critical Thinking: Reading and Writing in a Diverse World, second edition, Wadsworth
Smith, Pauline (1995) How to Write an Assignment: Improving Your Research and Presentation Skills How to Books
Swetnam, Derek (1995) Writing Your Dissertation: How to Plan, Prepare and Present Your Work Successfully How to Books


This module is at CQFW Level 7