Postgraduate Course: Directed Reading and Research in Scottish History (II) (PGHC11265)
|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 carry out directed reading and research in their chosen field. They will write a 6,000-word essay, normally using both primary and secondary sources, on an agreed aspect of their overall research topic.
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 6,000 words the title/subject of which will be agreed between the student and his/her supervisors at the beginning of the semester or earlier.
|No Exam Information
| Successful completion of this course provides students with the ability:
- To formulate and implement a plan of research.
- To formulate hypotheses relating to the student's research subject and to test them by marshalling a range of primary and secondary evidence.
- To locate a specific thesis within its broader historiography.
- To reflect critically on the processes and methods involved in research and writing.
- To construct and pursue a coherent historical argument based on the hypotheses which have been formulated and tested by reference to primary and secondary source material.
- To locate an argument - whether verbal or written - within a broader intellectual context and to evaluate its implications from that more general perspective.
- To conceive and pursue to its conclusion a coherent argument founded on evidence provided by the sources at the student's disposal.
- To undertake an independent research project, and to complete it within a strict time limit.
- To write clear, accurate, precise and concise prose.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Ewen Cameron
Tel: (0131 6)50 4031
|Course secretary||Mrs Lindsay Scott
Tel: (0131 6)50 9948
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