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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: MSc in Persian Civilisation Dissertation (IMES11047)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits60
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course description Students must gain an overall pass of 50% or above at interim assessment in order to proceed to dissertation. Candidates who gain between 40% and 49% at interim assessment will be awarded the Diploma.

The dissertation will be 15,000 words in length (excluding footnotes and bibliography).

Students will receive regular supervision and will be expected to submit a detailed plan and at least one draft of their dissertation to their supervisor.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will:

learn to undertake a sustained piece of independent research within the disciplinary fields of Middle Eastern studies and/or Classics that demonstrates the research skills, training and knowledge acquired in the previous coursework;
refine their abilities to engage critically and analytically with the significant literature in the field of their specialist interest;
train to formulate a research problem;
utilise relevant theories, theoretical frameworks and concepts in tackling a research problem;
learn to develop a systematic research design;
demonstrate scrupulous attention to the relevant data-analytical, referencing and bibliographic conventions.
Assessment Information
The dissertation is an extended piece of scholarship in which a student is expected to produce a substantive piece of independent research in Persian Civilisation. The dissertation will be no longer than 15,000 words on a topic related to Persian civilisation to be submitted by a date specified in the University Regulations (usually mid August).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description The dissertation is expected to tackle a research problem, engage the relevant literature, and build upon the relevant concepts and theories introduced in the taught elements of the degree. Students will deploy a range of primary and secondary sources as well as appropriate data-analytic and bibliographic skills. Each student will be allocated a research supervisor from either IMES or SHCA during the second semester to advise on and oversee her or his research progress.
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsPCD
Contacts
Course organiserDr Nacim Pak-Shiraz
Tel: (0131 6)50 8432
Email: Nacim.Pak-Shiraz@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Linda Grieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114
Email: linda.grieve@ed.ac.uk
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