|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||1 seminar every fortnight|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 10000 word project||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||All failed elements of the assessment must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%. 1 x 10000 word project||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Undertake independent study
Plan and present an extended investigation: aims; literature review; methods; analysis
Demonstrate skills which are associated with library-based study: effective use of bibliographic searches; an ability to choose relevant sources; a sound knowledge and understanding of sources; critical interpretation of sources; an ability to synthesise sources; an ability to present coherent argument;
Demonstrate research skills in a small-scale investigation: an appropriate method of data collection; an appropriate method of data analysis; an awareness of ethical and legal issues in data collection; to apply the results of the analysis to the aims of the dissertation.
This module provides students with an opportunity to investigate a topic of their own choice, in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. It involves independent study under the guidance of a member of staff. It necessitates wide reading, leading to an extended essay. It requires library-based study and typically involves small-scale empirical investigation. Prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies is needed before pre-registering and registering on this module.
During fortnightly seminars, students will be given specific guidance on their individual projects.
This module is at CQFW Level 6