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  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor: Dr Laura Jacobus
  • Assessment: a 10,000-word dissertation (100%)

Module description

In the final year of your degree, you will complete a dissertation on an art-historical topic of your own choice.

Preparation for the dissertation begins with the Level 5 Research Porfolio module in which you produce a portfolio of work on a topic that will normally become the subject of your dissertation. Even if you change the topic of your dissertation, you will have enhanced your research and writing skills in preparation for your final independent piece of work.

A supervisor will guide you in formulating your topic, researching the subject and shaping the argument of your dissertation. In addition, you will attend a series of work-in-progress seminars, at which you and your fellow students will make short, informal presentations on your dissertations, and share ideas and experiences.