Postgraduate Course: Directed Reading and Research (I) (PGHC11237)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Students should meet at regular intervals (normally a minimum of five times per semester) with their supervisor(s), in order to undertake a course of directed reading and research in their chosen area of research. Under the direction of his/her supervisor(s) the student will read the major works in their chosen field of study. The student should familiarise himself/herself with the secondary literature in his/her chosen field. This course is assessed by means of a 4,500 word essay, normally addressing a major historiographical problem, question or issue in their field.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 4,500 words the title/subject of which will be agreed between the student and his/her supervisors at the beginning of the semester.
|No Exam Information
| Students who successfully complete this course should:
- Familiarise themselves with the library resources in their chosen field available at the University in particular and Edinburgh more generally.
- Acquaint themselves with various finding aids - electronic, printed, and human - which will allow them to make the best possible use of library resources.
- Be able to engage in historiographical debates - both orally and in writing
- Understand the interaction between historical sources and explanation.
- Appreciate the historical and historiographical context of their individual area of research
- Be able to analyse, assimilate and deploy critically a range of secondary literature relevant and essential to the student's individual research subject.
- Be able to locate a specific thesis within its broader historiography.
- Be able to formulate hypotheses relating to their research subject and to test them by marshalling a range of primary and secondary evidence.
- Be able to reflect critically on the processes and methods which they utilise in both their research and their writing.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Directed Reading Research (I) MScR
|Course organiser||Dr Felix Boecking
|Course secretary||Mrs Lindsay Scott
Tel: (0131 6)50 9948
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