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HA943 - Dissertation

  • Module code: HA943
  • Module name: Dissertation
  • Department: History of Art
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To develop students’ ability to conduct independent research, from bibliographic searches to accessing archival material, thereby applying the research skills they have been taught earlier in the course. To develop students’ ability to marshal evidence from both primary and secondary sources into a sustained and sequential argument. To test students’ ability to situate their own research within wider methodological frameworks.To test their competence in presenting material in a sophisticated academic format.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will demonstrate a profound engagement with their chosen material or area of specialisation, and its treatment in the existing literature. They will present complex and structured arguments with an awareness of appropriate methodologies for their chosen material and evidence of interpreting visual written information at a sophisticated level.

Timetabled teaching activities

One-to-one tutorials. Presentation at annual Postgraduate Conference.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: HA943-60)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught History of Art (V4P2) - Year 2