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Archaeology Dissertation

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
David Wheatley
Academic year

Module overview

The dissertation is a key component of your degree, and the culmination of your programme of study. It provides an opportunity to demonstrate the skills of planning, research, data collation, analysis, and communication that you have learned during your prior studies, and allows you to take ownership of an individual, original piece of research. The scope for individual choice of topic is very wide (limited only by what staff are willing to supervise), and you are thus able to use the dissertation as a way to develop an area of Archaeology (cultural, chronological, methodological, theoretical, etc) that has particularly interested you during your programme of study. You will work closely with your supervisor to implement your project plan, producing research that, at its best, has the potential to represent a genuine and original contribution to archaeological knowledge.