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Postgraduate Course: Supervised Research Essay 1 (DIVI11003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA semester-length supervised reading/research course for MTh by Research and MSc by Research students, the topic agreed between the student and his/her supervisor. A minimum of two supervision sessions is involved, and assessment is by an essay of 5,000 words length based on the research.
Course description Academic Description:
This course is designed for the 'essays + dissertation' track of the Masters by Research programme, where a supervised research project leads to a 5000 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 15000 word dissertation (DIVI 11005).

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 a minimum of 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
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Essay of 5,000 words
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify a good research question, appropriate to address within the scope of a 5000 word essay.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to research a topic in depth, identifying appropriate sources and methodology.
  3. Construct a clear and persuasive argument.
  4. Demonstrate critical reading and critical thinking.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Mark Harris
Tel: (0131 6)50 8914
Email: Mark.Harris@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
Email: rdutton@ed.ac.uk
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