Postgraduate Course: The Practice of Field-Work in the Study of Religion (REST11020)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Some understanding of theoretical, ethical and practical aspects of field work is essential for students engaging in research with people. Given that a focus on religion is common to all students in Divinity, and that research in this area faces some very particular issues, this course will enable post-graduate students from Religious Studies Practical Theology, and World Christianity to gain the necessary competence and confidence.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| After successful completion of the course, students should have:
1. A critical understanding of the contribution of field work to the study of religions.
2. The ability to identify, carry out and evaluate practical research in Edinburgh related to the broad field of religion, using anthropological approaches, presented in a 4000 word essay and two field-work reports.
3. The capacity to translate this training to their doctoral or dissertation work.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Koepping
Tel: (0131 6)50 8946
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227