Postgraduate Course: Supervised Reading in Social Policy (SCPL11011)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Social Policy
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||The course aims to provide students with an opportunity to undertake supervised reading in a particular topic area relevant to the overall aims of the student's MSc programme. The topic will be selected, in agreement with the MSc Programme Director and the chosen supervisor, to complement but not reproduce the material and approaches covered in one or more of the other courses taken by the student, either by filling a gap in the material so covered, or by pursuing a particular subject or approach in significantly greater depth than on other courses.
This is not a standard course. The Programme Director's permission must be obtained in advance.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||No
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Students completing the supervised reading course will be expected:
- to possess a detailed understanding of a substantial body of literature on a topic relevant to the overall aims of the MSc programme for which they are registered, and which has not been addressed in the same breadth or depth of detail in other courses taken by that student
- to be able to reflect critically on the empirical and theoretical content of that body of literature, and to relate it to topics or approaches covered in other courses taken by that student
|One long essay of no more than 4,000 words, the essay question to be formulated in discussion with the Course Organiser / Programme Director.|
||Regular meetings with the Course Organiser/Programme Director, or another member of staff as agreed by the Programme Director, to discuss the guided readings and formulate the essay question.
||Not specified as it will depend on the choice of the student's topic.
|Course organiser||Prof Kay Tisdall
Tel: (0131 6)50 3930
|Course secretary||Miss Jodie Fleming
Tel: (0131 6)51 5066
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