Final Year Dissertation Project
Art History and Theory
Undergraduate: Level 6
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
16 May 2020
Requisites for this module
BA V314 Art History,
BA V315 Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA V350 Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA V35A Art History (Including Year Abroad),
MARTV399 Art History,
MARTVB98 Art History (Including Placement Year),
MARTVB99 Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VV31 Art History and History,
BA VV32 Art History and History (Including Placement Year),
BA VV38 Art History and History (Including Foundation Year),
BA VV3C Art History and History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VR39 Art History and Modern Languages,
BA V3R9 Art History with Modern Languages,
BA QV23 Literature and Art History,
BA QV24 Literature and Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA QV2H Literature and Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA QV32 Literature and Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA W350 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies,
BA W351 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (including Year Abroad),
BA W352 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (including Placement Year),
BA W353 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (including Foundation Year),
BA R100 Art History and Language Studies,
BA R101 Art History and Language Studies (Including Foundation Year),
BA R102 Art History with Language Studies,
BA R103 Art History with Language Studies (Including Foundation Year)
This capstone project is designed by the student and must be approved and then supervised by a member of teaching staff.
The supervisor will help guide you as you begin to develop a research question, start researching the topic and write the dissertation. Students should receive between 1.5 and 3 hours of supervision.
The dissertation should be 4,000 words long (plus or minus 10%). The finished dissertation should show an all-round grasp of your subject and the ability to present your material clearly, succinctly and in the most appropriate sequence. It should also demonstrate evidence of a serious engagement with your topic, a mastery of the information currently available, and the inclusion of your own reasoned, critical judgements.
The aims of this module are:
to allow third/final year students to conceive, develop and complete an extended piece of written work based primarily on their own independent research into a topic which they have chosen themselves.
By the end of this module, students should have:
developed relevant research skills, such as independence of thought, the capacity to organise and structure a longer piece of work, the ability to explore the secondary literature on a particular topic in a more autonomous way and to develop their own ideas and arguments more in depth than in a standard-length essay;
deepened their knowledge in the area relevant to the topic they have selected;
developed transferable skills such as the ability to work with others (the supervisor), time management and clear communication, both oral and written;
developed confidence in relevant IT skills.
No additional information available.
Once the proposal has been approved the student will be entitled to a minimum of two and a maximum of three one-to-one supervisions of one-hour duration each (in addition to the initial meeting where the topic is discussed and agreed). Please note that there is no entitlement to supervision during the vacation preceding the submission date of the dissertation.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Synopsis (500 words)
||Draft (up to one chapter or section)
||Dissertation (4000 Words)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Natasha Ruiz-Gomez, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof Richard Simon Clay
Professor of Digital Cultures
Available via Moodle
Of 4 hours, 4 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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