Postgraduate Course: Supervised Reading Course (CMSE11123)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course provides an opportunity for students registered for any of the research degree programmes within the Business School to pursue supervised reading on a topic relevant to the overall aims of that programme.
The topics will be decided in discussion between the student's supervisor and the student. If a student intends to pursue a PhD, the topics may inform the intended research area of the doctoral thesis. If a student does not intend to pursue a PhD the topics relate to other research the student may intend to pursue. Teaching is on a one-to-one basis with the research supervisor supported by auditing a course from the Masters (MBA/MSc) programme.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A written report of not less than 5000 words and 250 hours of average student work. The written assignment may involve a refined version of the research proposal including background to study, research objectives, suggested methodology, and first draft of detailed literature review. Content and structure of the reading assignment may vary from this with the supervisor's agreement.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Carry out supervised reading of academic literature as specified by the supervisor.
- Critically evaluate the academic literature specified.
- Prepare a report on the research proposal, to include a first draft of the detailed literature review.
|To be determined by the supervisor.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Understand the relationship between empirical research, theory generation and theory testing
- Comprehend the principles of research design and strategy
- Critically analyse and synthesize information to support research themes
- Be accomplished independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning
- Demonstrate a high level of communication skills: verbal and written
- Demonstrate research management and team-working skills
- Demonstrate independent action and initiative
- Demonstrate an ability to manage tasks and deadlines
- Be able to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of an analysis
- Demonstrate advanced bibliographic skills
|Course organiser||Dr Neil Pollock
Tel: (0131 6)51 1489
|Course secretary||Mrs Susan Keatinge
Tel: (0131 6)50 3810