Module Identifier RS32810  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Professor Richard J Moore-Colyer  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr David R Powell, Dr John M Warren, Dr John H Harries, Dr Michael T Rose, Professor William Haresign  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   33 Hours 11 x 3 hour seminar sessions  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 2 x Seminar presentations, weighted at 50% each  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will have gained the experience of:

i)   researching and summarising specific topics of interest to them;

ii)   presenting their summaries in the form of a seminar;

iii)   submitting a written summary on their review of the subject;

iv)   posing and answering questions following the seminar.


To provide students with the opportunity to research and present two seminars, the first of which will be specified and the second of the students' own choice.


This module is open only to IRS students.

It comprises 11 x 3hr sessions each devoted to three individual seminars. The students are briefed by Week 6 of Semester 1 and a timetable drawn up, with students being allocated their first topic. They are expected to choose their second topic within three weeks of the beginning of Semester 2. They are provided with appropriate feedback after the first seminar has been delivered. Each seminar should last for approximately 20 minutes, after which general discussion takes place. All students are expected to attend and to contribute fully to the discussion of each topic.

Transferable skills

.1 Independent project work
Each student will be expected (with guidance where appropriate) to develop his/her seminar topic.

.2 IT and information handling
Students will use Powerpoint and a range of visual media in presenting their seminars.

.4 Writing in an academic context
Seminar summaries and a full bibliography are required.

.7 Self-management
Students will be obliged to manage their own time in developing their seminars.


This module is at CQFW Level 6