Research

Module code: MU7560

The dissertation provides an opportunity to carry out an extended piece of research into a subject or issue which has captured your imagination. Your project will be a robustly researched, clearly communicated, well-structured exploration of an agreed subject, prepared according to University regulations and established academic conventions of referencing and presentation.

This is a great opportunity to undertake original research and analysis in your work. It can draw on a variety of sources, including current museum studies literature, primary sources, practical experiments, collection visits, interviews and observation. Consideration of the relationship of museum or gallery studies research to museum or gallery practice is a consistent feature of research projects within this field.

You will normally awarded a Master of Arts. However, if your topic is scientific in content or methodology, or concerns a science museum or collection, then a Master of Science may be awarded. 

Learning

  • 2 hours of lectures
  • 4 hours of project supervision
  • 594 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Research project proposal (0%)
  • Research assignment, 8,000 words (100%)