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Postgraduate Course: Supervised Reading Course (CMSE11123)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits25 ECTS Credits12.5
SummaryThe 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A written report of no 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.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Carry out supervised reading of academic literature as specified by the supervisor.
  2. Critically evaluate the academic literature specified.
  3. Prepare a report on the research proposal, to include a first draft of the detailed literature review.
Reading List
To be determined by the supervisor.
Additional Information
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
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Course organiserMr Ben Marder
Course secretaryMiss Sophi Brunton
Tel: (0131 6)51 5011
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