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Postgraduate Course: Individually Negotiated Course (Educational Research. Policy and Practice) (REDU11048)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaResearch (EDU) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis individually negotiated course is associated with the exit awards from the Doctorate of Education (EdD): Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Research, Policy and Practice; and Masters Degree in Educational Research, Policy and Practice. Its relationship to these awards is specified in the following paragraph.
For those candidates whose written work on their first five courses fails to satisfy the standards required for entry to the EdD thesis stage, the EdD Board of Examiners may decide that, rather than produce a paper for a progression board, he or she be given the option of taking ahead an area of independent study of her or his own and of producing an assignment of the length, scope and depth expected on the five taught EdD courses. The topic of this area of independent study to be decided in negotiation with the EdD academic co-ordinator. On satisfactory completion of this assignment and of the the preceding five written assignments required in the first two and a half years of the degree, the EdD Board of Examiners may recommend the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Research, Policy and Practice. If the candidate has an average mark in these assessments at Masters level, he or she may then choose to complete an appropriate dissertation to Masters' standard, of around, and not exceeding, 15,000 words. On satisfactory completion of this dissertation, the Board of Examiners may recommend the award of the MSc in Educational Research, Policy and Practice.
Once a topic for this individually negotiated course has been agreed between the student and the EdD academic co-ordinator, a written contract will be drawn up which will contain the following elements; title; rationale for taking ahead this topic; statement of approach to studying the topic, and rationale for this approach; proposed structure of the assignment; indicative bibliography; timescale and completion date.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The rationale, learning outcomes and approaches to study will vary with each individually negotiated topic of study. However, all assignments will be expected to display the sope and depth of analysis expected on the five taught EdD courses.
Assessment Information
An assignment of 4,000 to 5,000 words on the individually negotiated topic of study.
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserProf Lindsay Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6380
Course secretaryMs Lorraine Denholm
Tel: (0131 6)51 6433
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