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Postgraduate Course: Postgraduate Research Methods (CACE11001)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed to support ESALA students who undertake research degrees (MPhil, PhD and MScR) in developing their research skills. It is also open to research students across the entire Edinburgh College of Art who might find it useful. This course will give students a general introduction to postgraduate research, its methodologies, its challenges and its organization, including in creative practice. More specifically, this course will support students in developing a critical framework in which to review research and research methods, taking account of the contested nature of research practice.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs n/a
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 169 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will focus on the preparation and presentation of a conference paper, the content of which will be agreed with their research supervisors. Students will make a presentation in their conference which will be marked at 30% and will then submit a copy of a 5000 word paper, or equivalent in other formats of presentation, which will be marked at 70%

Note that for PhD and MPhil students the only grades recorded will be pass or fail for the course

Marks: 3000 word paper or powerpoint presentation with notes

Note that for PhD and MPhil students the only grades that will appear on transcripts will be pass or fail for the course
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Plan and manage a programme of MPhil/PhD/MSc research
  2. Make use of and evaluate a variety of research tools and methodologies. Pursuing specific research methods in detail
  3. Address issues of copyright, confidentiality, data protection and other ethical issues
  4. Articulate, reflect on and critically evaluate their chosen subject of research and its methods
  5. Communicate with colleagues in the same and other disciplines about their research
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Course organiserDr Ella Chmielewska
Tel: (0131 6)51 3736
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 5741
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