Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM027: MA Dissertation

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Independent, guided research and writing of the MA dissertation (maximum of 15,000 words) in consultation with the student's approved MA thesis supervisor(s).Completed MA dissertation of no more than 15,000 words on a research topic chosen by the student, in mutual agreement with his/her MA thesis supervisor. Students will submit drafts of each chapter to their supervisor for correction prior to final submission of the dissertation

Assessment of the MA dissertation by the supervisor and a qualified second reader will be based on the dissertation's fulfilment of the above-mentioned aims relevant to each student's particular field(s) of study (i.e., mastery of relevant sources, methods, theoretical issues, originality of research, and solidity of presentation), as well as appropriate conformity to all University and field-specific requirements for presentation and referencing in the particular field of the dissertation.

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
7 593

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4 hours4 hours supervision meetings
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3 hours3 hours (3 meetings) to give academic guidance, including specific feedback on draft work
Guided independent study593 hoursIndependent study

Online Resources

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