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Students who are qualified and able to embark directly upon a one-year research programme can be registered for an MA (by research), which, depending on subject-area, will be in Archaeological Studies, Conservation Studies or Landscape Studies. Students register for 12 months full time or part time over two years. Please read the University guidelines for MA by Research.
Students are assigned to an academic supervisor and are also supported and monitored by a Thesis Advisory Panel, which is composed of the supervisor and a Chair, the latter usually a member of staff with cognate interests.
The degree is awarded on the basis of satisfactory submission of a thesis of no more than 30,000 words.
The thesis should demonstrate an ability to investigate a chosen topic critically and with
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For research programmes, you must submit your research proposal with your application. This should: outline the research question you intend to explore and explain its signficance; discuss what else has been done in this sphere and how you intend to build on these foundations; indicate the sources of data/evidence that you plan to use and its availability, plus the related methods of analysis.
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