Postgraduate Course: Supervised Research Essay 1 (DIVI11003)
|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||A semester-length supervised reading/research course for MTh by Research and MSc by Research students, the topic agreed between the student and his/her supervisor. A minimum of two supervision sessions is involved, and assessment is by an essay of 5,000 words length based on the research.
This course is designed for the 'essays + dissertation' track of the Masters by Research programme, where a supervised research project leads to a 5000 word research essay. Students normally complete three research essays. The aim is to foster the development of research and writing skills, to contribute to the formation of the student as a researcher and writer in preparation for a 15000 word dissertation (DIVI 11005).
This is to be agreed by student and supervisor, as part of the overall pattern of the student's programme. Near the start of Semester 1, student and supervisor submit to the School's Postgraduate Director an agreed plan of topics and deadlines for all three supervised research essays.
Student Learning Experience Information:
Student and supervisor meet 1:1, for a minimum of two supervisions, to discuss resources and research questions for the project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Essay of 5,000 words
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify a good research question, appropriate to address within the scope of a 5000 word essay.
- Demonstrate an ability to research a topic in depth, identifying appropriate sources and methodology.
- Construct a clear and persuasive argument.
- Demonstrate critical reading and critical thinking.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Brian Stanley
Tel: (0131 6)50 8934
|Course secretary||Dr Jessica Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227