Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM904: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

One student-led workshop on 'Dissertation research and writing' as well as students' own research proposals with the opportunity for peer review.
Four supervision meetings: one to initiate the dissertation followed by three meetings to give academic guidance including specific feedback on draft work.


Students must have completed formative assessments before being allowed to submit summative.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities21 x 2 hour student-led workshop
Guided Independent Study594Research and writing up of dissertation
Supervision44 x 1 hour individual supervision meetings with supervisor

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).


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