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Learning Opportunity: Archaeology, MA

Archaeology, MA

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1.    Knowledge and Understanding:
1.1.    Students have exact knowledge and clear understanding in at least of one the specialist areas within the fields of cultural history and/or one using archaeological methodology.
1.2.    Students have an overview of the disparate opinions, methods and concepts on which they carry out their research within their period(s) of specialisation.
1.3.    Students have made systematically amassed an understanding of the latest knowledge in the area of specialisation within the discipline of philosophy.
1.4.    Students can utilise their knowledge and understanding in their research and take a rational stance with regard in defending the scholarly conclusions of that research.

2.    Type of knowledge:
2.1.    Students will be familiar with the most important projects and problems that are currently under discussion in their area of specialisation in the international forum.
2.2.    Students will be familiar with the knowledge of their particular branch of specialisaion by participating in specialist courses, seminars and conferences as well as via their own research.

3.    Practical competence
3.1.    Students are capable of gathering, sorting and assessing scientific data.
3.2.    Students are capable of writing academic articles for publication in journals.
3.3.    Students have developed an independent stance towards their research and are capable of writing scholarly texts on their specialised area of knowledge, either independently or with others, for publication in an appropropriate forum.
3.4.    Students understand and are capable of engaging in complex projects in a scholarly context.

4.    Theoretical skills
4.1.    Students are capable of recognising when different methods of definition  and complex scholarly investigation is appropriate.
4.2.    Students can demonstrate an increased and deeper comprehension and a broader view over their area of specialisation that at previous levels.
4.3.    Students can place their own projects and research within a wider context, independently assess debates within their area of specialisation and compare their own independently made conclusions together with those made by other scholars in the field.
4.4.    Students can demonstrate in their master's dissertation that they are capable of carrying out wide-ranging and careful research in an autonomous manner and one that is significant to the progress of scholarly debate.

5.    Competence in communication, information technology and computer literacy
5.1.    Students are capable of inititiating projecsts in their area of specialisation, of operating them successfully and simultaneously assuming responsibility for the work of individuals and groups.
5.2.    Students can participate in logical debate concerning scholarly differences of opinion and show due understanding and respect for the views of others.
5.3.    Students are capable of distinguishing between reseasoned professionally presented conclusions in their area of specialisation, either independently or in cooperation with others in the presence of experts and the general public.
5.4.    Students are aware of the best possible opportunities for disseminating ideas and information in their area of specialisation in a contemporary social context.
5.5.    Students can utilise any appropriate computer software with their reseach in the general area of archeological studies and especially within their area of specialisation.

6.    General Academic Competence
6.1.    Students are aware of the best possible ways in which to maintain their knowledge and expertise as well as being able to accrue further knowledge in their field of specialisation.
6.2.    Students will demonstrate the necessary autonomy in their working methods and habits to be able to successfully engage in research at the doctoral level.

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