Postgraduate Course: MSc Dissertation in Classics (PGHC11100)
|School of History, Classics and Archaeology
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|All students will undertake a 15,000 words dissertation on a topic agreed with their allocated supervisor, to be submitted by a date specified in the University Regulations. The dissertation is an extended piece of scholarship in which a student is expected to formulate and sustain a substantive piece of research within the discipline of Classics. The dissertation is expected to engage critically and analytically with the literature in the field, building upon relevant concepts and theory covered in the taught element of the degree and deploying a range of primary and secondary sources as well as appropriate data-analytic and bibliographic skills.
The Dissertation exercise binds the different elements of the programme together while exploring candidates' abilities to undertake original research, and to make a sustained argument, in their chosen field of study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|The dissertation will be assessed by two internal examiners and moderated by an external examiner
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Formulate and implement a plan of research.
- Formulate hypotheses relating to the student's research subject and to test them by marshalling a range of primary and secondary evidence.
- Locate an argument - whether verbal or written - within a broader intellectual context and to evaluate its implications from that more general perspective.
- Undertake a sustained independent research project, and to complete it within a strict time limit.
- Write clear, accurate, precise and concise prose.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Dr Benjamin Russell
|Mr Jonathan Donnelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782