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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM904: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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 hours of supervision meetings: one to initiate the dissertation followed by three (or more shorter) meetings to give academic guidance including specific feedback on draft work.

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
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities44 x 1 hour individual supervision meetings with supervisor
Guided Independent Study594Research and writing up of ethics application anddissertation

Online Resources

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

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