Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Film Studies 2 (CLLC11183)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides an advanced introduction to research issues specific to the study of film.
The course begins with an explanation of research proposals and structures and particularly engages with preparing students for the MSc in Film Studies Dissertation. Students will prepare presentations on their proposed areas of research and will also produce a formal written proposal for their dissertation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course is assessed on a pass/fail basis.
Students are required to formulate and present a summary of research issues on an area of Film Studies relevant to their research.
They will be asked to formulate a research proposal.
||Feedback will be given on the ideas presented in the presentations and their proposal will be given written comments.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- identify appropriate methods for dealing with different modes of research in cinema studies
- give a presentation on an advanced research project in Film Studies.
- prepare a coherent proposal for an advanced research project in Film Studies
|Biggam, J. (2015). Succeeding with Your Master's Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Handbook. Maidenhead: Open University Press.|
Corrigan, Timothy (2010) A Short Guide to Writing About Film. New York: Longman.
Swetnam, Derek (2004) Writing Your Dissertation: How to Plan, Prepare and Present Successful Work. Oxford. How To Books.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
Advanced research organisation
|Course organiser||Dr David Sorfa
Tel: (0131 6)50 3637
|Course secretary||Mrs Alisa Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465