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Level 7

7AACM555 Research Training & Dissertation in Late Antique & Byzantine Studies

Credit value: 60 credits
Module convenor/tutor: Dr Tassos Papacostas / Dr Dionysios Stathakopoulos
Teaching pattern: 10 x 2-hour seminars (weekly in Semester 1); dissertation meetings as agreed with supervisor
Assessment: 1 x dissertation of no more than 12,000 words (100%)

Students are reassessed in the failed elements of assessment and by the same methods as the first attempt.

The 60-credit dissertation is the core element of the MA in Late Antique & Byzantine Studies: it allows students to develop their interests and build essential research skills.

To that end students will attend a series of Training Seminars in the first semester, and will be expected to make at least two presentations of their work thereafter. Students are expected to undertake independent research, and to present their findings clearly and coherently on a topic in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies.

In the first term, there will be regular meetings of the research training seminar, Introduction to Byzantium. The seminar, which is well-established, draws on expertise at Kings, RHUL and UCL, and is offered to students at all three colleges. In the spring, the seminar will reconvene to discuss dissertation proposals; and in June all students will be asked to make a presentation of their dissertation topic.

Information and guidance on all aspects of your dissertation can be found in the Student Handbook.

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