Postgraduate taught 

Museum Studies MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Museum Studies Dissertation INFOST5003P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The dissertation enables students to undertake a period of independent research on a Museum Studies topic of their choosing.


Monthly teaching sessions and continuous private study

Excluded Courses

ARTMED5044P Museum Studies Dissertation

INFOSTUD5023P Museum Studies Dissertation




Dissertation (15,000 words): 100%

Course Aims

his course aims to:

■ Provide students with an opportunity to conceive develop and execute a piece of independent research in the field of museum studies.

■ Provide a research focus for students to test ideas and arguments of the academic and professional communities and develop their own arguments and insights.

■ Provide students with a chance to put their project into the wider context of their professional field

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the completion of the dissertation students will be able to demonstrate that they can:

■ Successfully identify and summarise existing scholarship relating to their chosen topic

■ Appropriately situate their research in wider context of Museum Studies

■ Research, compile and critically analyse relevant evidence

■ Demonstrate relevant, detailed and informed knowledge of the chosen topic

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.