SOAS University of London

History of Art and Archaeology

Independent study project in History of Art

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Year 3
Taught in:
Full Year
An essay of 8,000 words in length on an archaeological or art historical topic to be supervised by a teacher of the Department. The title is to be approved by the beginning of the first term of the final year.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of the essay the student will have:

  • Demonstrated their capacity to carry out a substantial piece of academic work on a selected topic in the field of art & archaeology.
  • Defined a topic for examination and articulated a coherent scheme for examining the topic.
  • Gathered the relevant information and analysed and presented this information in a way which satisfactorily assesses the topic.

Method of assessment

  • Bibliography/research proposal/outline of 1,000-1,500 words (worth 11%)
  • One 8,000-word essay (worth 89%)


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