Capstone Project - CLAS6002

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module addresses one of the fundamental aims of the programme, to familiarise students with the techniques of independent study and practice methodological skills they have acquired/are acquiring in their other modules. Projects may be developed on any suitable subject, subject to approval by the convenor, and the module can be linked with any of the modules in the programme. Choices will be informed by the student's personal interests, the fulfilment of the aims of the module, the availability of expert supervision, and the accessibility of relevant material.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 4
Private Study Hours: 296
Total Study Hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Final Project (5,000-word equivalent) – 80%
Exercises (2,000-word equivalent) – 20%

Reassessment methods:
100% Project (5,000 words)

Indicative reading

The University is committed to ensuring that core reading materials are in accessible electronic format in line with the Kent Inclusive Practices. The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages:

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Conduct an independent, research-based project on a suitable topic that conveys an understanding of the ancient world as well as its reception, under the guidance of an academic supervisor;
2. Demonstrate writing and research skills appropriate to their topic, including using scholarly resources and technology; investigating, comparing and synthesizing different kinds of evidence; and reviewing primary and secondary sources critically;
3. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the ancient world as well as its reception that enables them to place their project in the context of fundamental assumptions, issues, and problems of the field.
4. Produce a project informed by critical appreciation of a particular theme, including recognition of the nature of the evidence, scholarly debate, and current interpretative frameworks

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Take responsibility for their own learning;
2. Evaluate and learn from their own performance;
3. Demonstrate an enhanced ability to manage their own time and prioritise workloads;
4. Demonstrate good IT and presentation skills in the production of their project.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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