ARCH30880 Research Project

Academic Year 2022/2023

The Supervised Research Project gives you a key, and exciting, opportunity to conduct your own research into an archaeological subject of your choice. Unlike an essay, which has been set as part of a module, this is a chance to develop a piece of research over which you have full ownership, consequently the process of developing your own project can provide a great deal of personal satisfaction. Prior to doing this module you will already have produced a project proposal that identifies your topic, research questions, methodology, scale of task and timetable.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Through the course of this module you will:

1. Actively take ownership of your own research project
2. Engage with and negotiate a series of research questions of your own devising
3. Produce a longer piece of work with full citation, analysis and conclusions

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Project Supervision


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module provides a space within which students proactively pursue a piece of research. Support scaffolding is present in the form of group meetings every two weeks and individual supervisory meetings. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ARCH30700 - Research Project Preparation

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: An 6500 word project (main text and bibliography), on a subject of your choice specified in the project proposal you will have already completed in trimester 1 Week 12 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Through the module you will individually have the opportunity to discuss your progress with your supervisors, we will also meet as a group every two weeks for peer review and discussion