1 x 1-hour supervised study fortnightly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ ARCH9001A - Archaeology and Heritage Management Research Project (9 of 18 units)
Other requirements
Topic Coordinator's approval required for enrolment.
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ARCH8506, ARCH8506A, ARCH8506B, ARCH8506C, ARCH8510A, ARCH8510B, ARCH8510C, ARCH8510D has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic allows students to undertake an in-depth project in archaeology or cultural heritage, either applied or theoretical. The resulting written work can be directed towards any facet of theory or practice. The topic consists of a major assignment of 18,000 words to be written under the supervision of a member of staff in the Department of Archaeology. The assignment should give evidence of the student's abilities in collecting and evaluating information; constructing, testing or defending an argument or thesis; and examining critically the available literature in their area of enquiry. The chosen area of study must be developed in consultation with the supervisor.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • develop advanced independent research skills in one area of archaeological or cultural heritage theory or practice

  • allow students to generate particular skills/knowledge relating to an area of archaeological or cultural heritage theory or practice

  • improve students' research skills and their ability to evaluate literature critically

  • develop students’ skills in justifying and interpreting theoretical positions, and the ability to construct, test and defend an argument
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • apply theoretical propositions to an appropriate research methodology, as part of an extended research project

  • critically assess literature relating to archaeology or cultural heritage theory and practice

  • carry out research in a specialised area, including the analysis of complex ideas and/or data

  • construct, test and defend an argument

  • demonstrate a mastery of theoretical, practical and/or political approaches to archaeology or cultural heritage