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AAH4730(A) - Dissertation Part 1

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Colin Hope


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


The dissertation comprises an extended discussion of an appropriate topic selected by students in consultation with the supervisor. It is regarded as a culminating test of the students' ability to produce, in respect of a significant archaeological topic, theme or theory, a piece of analytical and critical work. Prospective students should discuss the selection of a suitable topic with the Director of the Centre for Archaeology before the end of second semester of third year, for allocation of a supervisor, to enable the student to commence research during the long vacation.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will have demonstrated that they are able to:

  1. Design and develop a significant research project.
  2. Collect, systematically and comprehensively, data relating to the research topic.
  3. Undertake independent research with some guidance from a supervisor.
  4. Present a cogent and convincing argument in relation to an in-depth analysis of the topic.
  5. Assess various current interpretations of primary data in light of current knowledge.
  6. Present a major piece of work in an acceptable scholarly form.