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Undergraduate Course: Year abroad work for degrees in languages and history: Research (HIST10502)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Course typeYear Abroad AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryDuring Semester 2 of the third year abroad while studying for these combined degrees, students will write one essay under the supervision of a member of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. This will be a research based assessment, and students are expected to use primary sources. Materials for the essay will be available online.
Course description For students who choose the research based year abroad essay (worth 20 credit points) in Semester 2. This is one of two courses that students are expected to do in their third year for History. They will help students develop the analytical skills that they have acquired in the previous two years of study.

Students who wish to take pre-approved history courses at their host university in place of this course, should contact the teaching office to enrol on the following course:
Year abroad work for degrees in languages and history: Courses undertaken in host university (Semester 2).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Year abroad work for degrees in languages and history: Courses undertaken in host university (Semester 2) (HIST10510)
Other requirements Students should only be enrolled on this course with approval from the History Honours Programme Administrator.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  35
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 193 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:
5000-word essay (100%)
Feedback Students correspond with their essay supervisor whilst abroad to discuss progress and receive feedback. Written feedback on the final submitted essay is made available to students.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. read, analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship;
  2. understand, evaluate and utilise a variety of primary source material;
  3. develop and sustain scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence;
  4. demonstrate independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Wannes Dupont
Tel: (01316) 503838
Course secretaryMiss Annabel Samson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3783
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