Postgraduate Course: Approaches to Research in Divinity and Religious Studies (DIVI11011)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is designed to introduce postgraduate students in the School of Divinity to the research culture of the School, the norms of the different disciplines within Divinity and Religious Studies, and the resources available in the School (including library and computing facilities). It will also address critical thinking, critical reading, how to write a research essay, make presentations, thesis supervision, and the ethics of research.
The course is aimed at three different groups: Taught Masters students on all School of Divinity Masters programmes; Research Masters students; those first year PhD students who have not done a Masters programme at New College. The PhD students should audit the course; all Masters students are required to take it for credit.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Review article of 3000 words
|No Exam Information
| Students who successfully complete this course for credit will have:-
- a satisfactory knowledge of the research culture of the School of Divinity, the norms of the different disciplines within Divinity and Religious Studies, and the resources available in the School (including library and computing facilities).
They will be able to:-
- display improved critical thinking, critical reading, and understanding of the skills and tools needed for postgraduate research, and
- distinguish between good and bad scholarly practice.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Susan Hardman Moore
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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