Postgraduate Course: Directed Reading and Research (Taught Degrees) (PGHC11278)
|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 the supervisor(s) they have identified, in order to undertake a course of directed reading and research in their chosen area of research. Under the direction of the 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 3,000 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 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 3,000 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||DRR(T) Directed Reading Research Taught
|Course organiser||Dr Felix Boecking
|Course secretary||Mrs Lindsay Scott
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