Archaeology and Anthropology (LV64): Selected Module Descriptions Final Year

Final Year

A Dissertation (40 credits) with African Studies and Anthropology


a Dissertation with Classics, Ancient History or Archaeology

The dissertation is an extended piece of independent research into an area of the student's own interest resulting in a report. Students will build skills enabling them to identify and explore the appropriate secondary literature (and primary source material, where appropriate), and to interrogate these sources effectively. Students will receive tuition in collating, ordering and referencing their research. Students will complete a sustained piece of academic research drawing on primary and secondary source materials. This module enables students to develop the analytical elements of research and present their research findings professionally. The main focus of supervision will be on assisting the student to structure their core argument effectively, present convincing analysis of the evidence used to sustain their argument, and to prepare a clear introduction and conclusion to the dissertation.

Example optional modules may include: 

  • Special Subject A and B (20+20 credits)
  • Death, burial and society (20 credits)
  • Face to Face with Egypt's Gods (20 credits)
  • Humans and Environments (20 credits)
  • Palace Societies (20 credits)
  • Roman Religion and its Limits (20 credits)   
  • Kinship, Gender and Sexuality (20 credits)
  • Anthropology of Islam (20 credits)
  • Atlantic Slavery (20 credits)
  • Anthropology of Migration (20 credits)
  • Professional Skills Module

This is a work placement module involving a minimum of 10 days in a work environment in the type of organisation or business sector to which students might apply following successful completion of their undergraduate programme. The module will provide students with an opportunity to develop transferable skills, including team working, problem solving and communication skills, as well as allowing the development of the ability to self-reflect on activity undertaken.

Further information on the Professional skills module