The thesis writing process is an essential component of the MA in Government. It is the culmination of graduate work in the program and the final product of the degree.
Help and Support Masters Dissertation The Masters dissertation is a researched, clearly written, well-structured exploration of an agreed subject, prepared according to University Regulations and established academic conventions of referencing and presentation.
It can draw on a variety of sources, including current museum studies literature, primary sources, interviews and observation. Consideration of the relationship of museum or gallery studies research to museum or gallery practice is a consistent feature of the dissertations within this field.
A Masters dissertation is not a report, nor should it be a continuous, unquestioning narrative. On the programmes in Museum Studies, normally candidates are awarded a Master of Arts.
However, if your topic is scientific in content or methodology or concerns a science museum or collection then a Master of Science may be more appropriate.
Please make clear on your form, for which Degree you are submitting a dissertation and discuss this at the earliest opportunity with your supervisor who will then confirm if an MSc can be awarded. A final check will be made at the last supervision to ensure that the dissertation meets the requirements of an MSc.
Choice of topic The choice of topic is largely up to you. Students are encouraged to choose a topic relevant to the programme in which they are enrolled. You may develop interests in certain areas which you would like to explore and these may in turn form the basis of your dissertation topic.
Alternatively, you may take inspiration from the modules, an essay, or something you heard a visiting speaker say. By the time you make your proposal, you should have a fairly good idea of your topic and the likely ways it could be explored in a dissertation.
For example, the sources you might use, the museums you might case-study, the people you might interview or the archives you might use. The Masters degree proposal form indicates the areas you should consider.
In choosing your topic, you may wish to look at the dissertations that have already been submitted.
Recent examples are held in the Library. Be aware that because someone else has already written on, for example, live interpretation or the display of furniture, this does not mean that these subjects are exhausted and that fresh approaches cannot be taken.
Museum and gallery studies is a huge field. You will need to read widely and build a bibliography. You will probably also need to look at a few museums, talk to people and conduct fieldwork to gather evidence and data. Your supervisor will advise on the best methods for your topic. It is expected that there will be some element of original research and analysis in your work.
This form will ask you to describe the intended topic of your dissertation and also to consider your research methodology and any ethical implications of this. The form is submitted through Blackboard and is the basis by which appropriate dissertation supervisors are allocated.
Students who have submitted vague or incomplete proposals, may be asked to resubmit their proposals. If an acceptable proposal is not submitted within the specified timescales students may not be able to start a dissertation and may be required to take the Postgraduate Diploma.
Length Masters degree students are required to submit a dissertation of no more than 15, words on an agreed topic. It is expected that students will make full use of this maximum word limit by normally writing between 12, words, however in some circumstances it may not be necessary to submit a dissertation of this length e.
You should check with your dissertation supervisor regarding the expected length of the dissertation you intend to submit. Please check the section on word count in section 4 of this guide — Assessed Work — which describes in detail what, and what is not, included in the word count and the penalties that apply.
Supervision When allocating dissertation supervisors, the nature of the dissertation topic is taken into consideration and where possible subject specialists are allocated to students.
This may not be possible in all cases due to the need to maintain an even workload for academics within the School so that students are given the dedicated and personal support they require.
Please bear in mind that the primary role of the supervisor is to guide you through the process of writing a dissertation.Dissertations for Museology.
Assenmacher, Sarah Milman World wide museums: An analysis of museum education websites View Abstract Add to Collection.
Bernal, Elaine Ethnographic research of emergent cultural themes from technology-based informal education in a museum Master's thesis, California State University, Long Beach. View Abstract. ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: THE MUSEUM OF WOMEN AND SCIENCE Lisa Firstenberg, Master of Architecture, Thesis directed by: Professor B.D.
Wortham. The purpose of this Master’s Thesis Project is to implement essential practices in the museum profession in relation to the stabilization, digitization, and exhibition of the Howard D. Beach Photography Studio Collection. Through skills learned in the Museum Studies MA program, negatives from the Beach Collection were systematically chosen, digitized, and researched.
The Masters dissertation is a researched, clearly written, well-structured exploration of an agreed subject, prepared according to University Regulations and established academic conventions of referencing and presentation. It can draw on a variety of sources, including current museum studies literature, primary sources, interviews and observation.
MA Museum Studies Dissertation Abstracts, Institute of Archaeology University College London This dissertation studies the development and construction of marketing plans for museums (using the London Transport Museum as a case study) and then applies the results to developing a marketing plan for a museum in the UAE.
No abstract. Sample Thesis Pages (revised January ) The Graduate College. An abstract is required for every master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation. Begin abstract on page with permission, from A. Garvie, , “A Review of Studies on Coffee”, Journal of Coffee 21(2): Set credit line for previously copyrighted material.