7AACM950 Research Training & Dissertation in Classics
Credit value: 60 credits
Module convenor/tutor: Supervisor allocated depending on dissertation topic
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.
Seminars will be held at Senate House and run by Royal Holloway in 2018/19.
The dissertation is the core element of the MA in Classics: it allows students to develop their interests and develop essential research skills.
To that end students will attend a series of Training Seminars in Semester 1, and will be expected to make at least one presentation of their work thereafter. The training seminars, which are well-established, draw on expertise at King's, RHUL and UCL, all of whom send students to the seminars.
The first aim, met by the training seminars, is to acquaint students with the range of sources available, and methods required, for the advanced study of Classical languages, literature and thought. Thereafter, students are trained to undertake independent research, and to present their findings clearly and coherently.
Information and guidance on all aspects of your dissertation can be found in the Student Handbook.