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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM904: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to pursue an individual programme of research, applying appropriate research methodologies and drawing on appropriate materials, to a topic approved by the programme director and under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of anthrozoological scholarship, theory and methods;
2. design an individual programme of anthrozoological research which identifies a cogent and realistic research question and utilises appropriate research methods to acquire data from a range of relevant sources;
3. undertake an original, coherent individual research project which makes a valuable contribution to anthrozoological scholarship.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. assimilate and critically analyse data from an appropriate range of anthrozoological sources;
5. apply appropriate theoretical models in the analysis of your data;
6. develop a cogent argument and communicate complex information and ideas effectively, conforming to appropriate scholarly standards of referencing;
Personal and Key Skills7. effectively use IT for information retrieval and presentation.
8. manage your own work and take responsibility for the successful completion of the research project.