|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Dissertation 15,000 words||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Dissertation 15,000 words||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Employ advanced research skills in the analysis and critical evaluation of both primary and secondary material in relation to the agreed area of study.
2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding in relation to the agreed area of study.
3. Demonstrate advanced technical skills relating to Welsh and Celtic Studies subject area.
This module involves researching and presenting the MA dissertation, a piece of independent research of up to 15,000 words, supervised by a designated member of staff.
This module will include 4 x 1 hour sessions in research training: good research practice, identifying and using primary and secondary sources, time management, writing and structuring a dissertation. Our Subject Librarian will contribute to one of these hourly sessions and will also be available to support students in the planning and research of their dissertations.
After identifying a suitable research topic in collaboration with a supervisor, students will have regular, fortnightly meetings with their supervisor. Students will also be required to attend Research Seminars in the Department throughout the academic year.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||By demonstrating the ability to present a coherent argument in a piece of historical writing to an accepted academic standard, possibly including complex theories which need to be conveyed effectively to the reader.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Development of skills such as managing workload, effective time management, and undertaking independent research. By setting realistic targets and planning how best to meet them; by engaging in critical reflection on the work; by responding positively to constructive criticism; by monitoring one’s own progress to achieve the best result. By setting realistic targets and planning how best to meet them; by engaging in critical reflection on the work; by responding positively to constructive criticism; by monitoring one’s own progress to achieve the best results. Y By demonstrating the ability to present a coherent argument in a piece of historical writing to an accepted academic standard, possibly including complex theories which need to be conveyed effectively to the reader.|
|Information Technology||By making appropriate use of various finding aids, online resources and various software packages, depending on the needs of the research project.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Planning and time management of a project.|
|Problem solving||By developing appropriate skills in terms of locating materials and organising research findings systematically and effectively. By identifying problematic issues and determining ways of addressing these within the dissertation and its organization.|
|Research skills||By locating and evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources of relevance to the dissertation topic and making appropriate use of these to construct and present a sustained argument.|
|Subject Specific Skills||The ability to plan and complete a substantial research project on an aspect of in Welsh and / or Celtic Studies, demonstrating masters’ level skills in locating and analyzing a body of material in terms of primary and secondary sources and presenting independent research in written for appropriate to an academic audience.|
|Team work||Students will coordinate and work with a designated supervisor. |
This module is at CQFW Level 7