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Postgraduate Course: Short Supervised Research Essay 2 - Track A (DIVI11021)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA semester-length supervised reading/research course for MRes students, the topic agreed between student and supervisor. Also, with the agreement of their Programme Director, students enrolled on PGT programmes in the School of Divinity can choose a Supervised Research Essay as one of their options. A minimum of two supervision sessions is involved, and assessment is by an essay of 4,000 words length based on the research.
Course description Academic Description:
This course is designed for the track A of the Masters by Research programme, where a supervised research project leads to a 4000 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 15,000 word dissertation.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
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 two supervisions, to discuss resources and research questions for the project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 194 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 4000 word research essay: 100%
Feedback Student and supervisor meet 1:1, for two supervisions, to discuss resources and research questions for the project.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. A high level of knowledge and understanding of the concepts, theories and approaches of a specific area of Theology and Religious Studies
  2. Post graduate level research skills appropriate to the chosen area
  3. The ability to think critically and creatively at a postgraduate level about the chosen subject area.
  4. Preparedness for doctoral work in Theology and Religious Studies.
  5. An appreciation of the diversity of Theology and Religious Studies and how they relate to other disciplines.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography is not applicable to this research essay, as students select their own topic of study
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills A high level of knowledge and understanding of the concepts, theories and approaches of a specific area of Theology and Religious Studies
- Post graduate level research skills appropriate to the chosen area.
- The ability to think critically and creatively at a postgraduate level about the chosen subject area.
- Preparedness for doctoral work in Theology and Religious Studies.
- An appreciation of the diversity of Theology and Religious Studies and how they relate to other disciplines.
- Active learning skills and transferable skills at graduate level (e.g. study skills, methodological skills and written and oral communication skills)
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Emma Wild-Wood
Tel: (0131 6)50 8977
Email: emma.wildwood@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
Email: rdutton@ed.ac.uk
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