Advanced study and research training that is explicitly intended to provide and underpinning for further research at doctoral level. Students will be required to produce a dissertation or extended piece of work that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in the Arts and Humanities and which demonstrates proficiency as a researcher ready to proceed to doctoral level.
11. Intended learning outcomes
(Knowledge and understanding/Skills and other attributes/Professional practical skills/Transferable/key skills)
Knowledge and understanding
The ability to develop the critical facility of engaging with primary and secondary scholarly texts and ideas, and fashion them into a detailed argument of one's own.
The ability to synthesise knowledge, formulate ideas in a coherent, logic and convincing manner.
Subject-specific skills and other attributes
This will depend on the particular subject choice of students.
Skills developed will include the ability to conduct research for a large-scale piece of critical writing;
to formulate and develop an argument within the broader critical context of relevant research in the chosen subject area;
to situate one's own argument within the broader critical context of relevant research in the chosen subject area.
Generic skills and other attributes
Written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Time management skills.
The ability to take responsibility for one's own learning, and to work independently and to deadlines.
12. Teaching, learning and assessment strategies
Learning will be largely self-directed, but under close supervision. Teaching will principally consist of individual supervision sessions and seminars, but may vary depending on the direction of study chosen by the student and agreed with the course director(s). Assessment will be by coursework assignments, including a substantial dissertation, and by presentation, and the compilation of a research log.
13. Programme structures and requirements, levels, modules, credits and awards
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