Postgraduate Course: ECA Research Dissertation 1 (CACE11004)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Dissertation for students wishing to or required to downgrade from PhD or MPhil to MSc by Research without having the normally required taught course credits for the degree they are subsequently enrolled upon.
1. To enable students to develop their knowledge of and expertise in clearly defined areas of their discipline that interest them.
2. To equip students with knowledge and understanding of relevant theoretical and methodological influences relating to the areas of their discipline that interest them.
3. To enable students to develop the ability to subject to critical scrutiny existing approaches within areas of their disciplines that interest them and to develop well informed new positions.
4. To help students develop the ability to formulate, research and deliver independent research projects in areas of interest within their discipline.
5. To equip students with the skills for further postgraduate study, should they wish to pursue it.
N/A (independent study)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To undertake independent research guided by and contributing to the theory and knowledge in their chosen field and to present the insights obtained in a manner consistent with academic standards and conventions.
- To interact with confidence within relevant communities of scholars, users or other interested parties, including networking skills and the ability to understand the impact of their contributions within a wider context (and when relevant beyond the confines of their own discipline).
- To use an appropriate range of technical, technological (IT) and other practical skills such as time management and the ability to work to deadlines under pressure, which will allow them to develop, deliver and present their work at the appropriate standards, as well as disseminate it widely in relevant contexts.
|Dependent on subject area, assigned by supervisor.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||To undertake independent research and deliver appropriate outcomes in a variety of relevant contexts
||This course is only to be taken by PhD or MPhil students downgrading to MSc by research either voluntarily or by the decision of the 1st year review. Due to word length and credit weighting External Examiner appointment procedure is that of PhD and MPhil
|Course organiser||Dr Sophia Lycouris
Tel: 0131 221 6291
|Course secretary||Ms Karen Bradley
Tel: 0131 221 6085