Postgraduate Course: Research Skills and Methods in IMES (IMES11066)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Research Skills and Methods in IMES serves as a general introduction to academic practice in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at postgraduate level. It will provide students with an introduction to the digital and physical resources available while studying at the University of Edinburgh, address what is meant by critical thinking at postgraduate level, and encourage the development of the students' academic writing and research skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||500-word critical report (10%)
1500-word essay (40%)
2000-word annotated bibliography (50%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe and access different printed and digital academic resources and research technologies.
- Acquire, synthesise, organise, and critically assess a range of academic materials which have been provided and collected independently.
- Identify, describe, and evaluate different theories and methods relating to Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
- Produce a scholarly bibliography in their particular area of study.
- Demonstrate advanced academic writing skills.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Andreas Goerke
Tel: (0131 6)50 4177
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618