ARCH41400 Heritage project (online)

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will develop skills in research and scientific writing through investigation of a selected heritage topic. The aim of this project is to enhance the students’ ability to formulate a research question, apply an appropriate research methodology and demonstrate evidence of sustained analysis and critical engagement with a heritage conservation topic of choice. These skills are essential in addressing conservation and management challenges in a professional capacity and enable participants to take the initiative in designing and implementing possible projects in their professional roles. The module also provides an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge in a specific area of interest. The exercise will be largely desk-based and will involve a substantial literature review and generally data or information analysis (depending on the subject area).

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1) Select and clearly outline the precise focus of a research topic and undertake primary research relevant to the identified research question.
2) Prepare and present written reports for professional and academic purposes, while demonstrating skills of self-direction and time-management
3) Demonstrate intellectual skills of conceptual, original and independent thinking,
4) Develop a well-structured and logical argument in support of a research question

Indicative Module Content:

Identify a research question. What are you asking? Why?
Prepare a project statement and aims and objectives
Determine methods
Consider ethics of research
Sources of data
How many data is enough?
How will you analyse the data?
Critical analysis and discussion
Conclusions and recommendations

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Discussion, project proposal and feedback, meetings and progress reports. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Project proposal Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Project: Mini Thesis Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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