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6AACGDIS Graduate Diploma in Classical Studies Dissertation

Credit value: 30
Module convenor/tutor: Supervisor as appointed by Graduate Diploma Tutor
Teaching pattern: Meetings as arranged with supervisor
Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment: 1 x dissertation of no more than 10,000 words (100%)

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

The modules offered in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand, there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary between years.

The Dissertation gives you the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of written work on an individually researched topic of your own choice – subject only to the Department’s ability to supply a suitable supervisor. It must be no more than 10,000 words long, and will normally be no less than 7,000 words long.

You may choose either a topic arising out of one of your taught modules, or one which supplies an element otherwise missing from your Diploma studies.  This module offers you the chance to strengthen your skills in both information gathering and analysis, and formal academic presentation, on all of which you will receive advice and guidance from your supervisor.  A strong result in the dissertation is a good indication of your suitability to continue to further academic study, for instance in an MA.

Further guidance

For information on supervision and content and presentation see the Graduate Diploma Dissertation guidance in the Classics Student Handbook.
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