CL3DP-Preparation for Dissertation in Classics

Module Provider: Classics
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Summer & Autumn Terms
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: CL3DN Dissertation in Classics or CL3INP Independent Third Year Project
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Luke Houghton


Summary module description:
Students will prepare for their dissertation by completing a series of workshops and an assessed proposal, which will include an annotated bibliography.

To prepare students for their dissertation by workshops and individual tutorial.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module the student is expected to be able to:
•design a viable research proposal
•develop an initial annotated bibliography

Additional outcomes:
Workshops and tutorial will develop skills in research, bibliography and communication.

Outline content:
Students will attend a series of workshops on research skills, and will submit a dissertation proposal of 500 words, and an annotated bibliography of 5 items (200 words on each item), by the end of the summer term preceding Part 3.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Workshops, supplemented with one tutorial meeting with a dissertation supervisor.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 1
Practicals classes and workshops 3
Guided independent study 96
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
Interaction in workshops; discussion in tutorial meeting.

Listed under Autumn term above are a 1 hour tutorial and 3 hours of practical classes and workshops which occur in the preceeding Part 2 Summer term.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    40% overall

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission in August.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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