Module Details

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Title RESEARCH PROJECT DEVELOPMENT BY DIRECTED STUDY
Code HLAC503
Coordinator Dr G Mercero Altzugarai
Modern Languages and Cultures
G.Mercero-Altzugarai@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 30

Aims

To provide a focus for students' knowledge of recent methodological and theoretical developments in their chosen field and facilitate their acquisition of relevant subject knowledge;

To provide a framework within which to design a feasible research project;

To arrive in a position to begin a piece of independent study, with confidence, within appropriate scholarly conventions.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) The student will gain the knowledge and skills needed to design a robust research project.

(LO2) The student's academic development will benefit from exploring the topic of his/her research with an acknowledged expert in the field.

(LO3) The student will be prepared to undertake a major piece of independent research.

(LO4) The student will be prepared to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - reflective practice

(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

(S5) Research skills - Awareness of /commitment to academic integrity


Syllabus

 

Working with a supervisor identified as a condition of entry onto the programme, the student will consolidate and acquire knowledge of recent methodological and theoretical developments acquired in the appropriate co-requisite subject-specific module.  A programme of directed reading, arrived at in discussion with the supervisor, will allow for identification of a suitable research design and initial project development.  Depending on the project, this may include skills acquisition and guidance on ethical approval protocols.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

As part of the HLC MRes programme, students will take ONE of the following subject-specific modules and this will define the named MRes award: HIST507; ALGY601; ALGY753; LATI503; MODL503; POLI132; HIST577; IRIS508; ALGY663.

Teaching Method 1 - Supervision
Description: One-to-one supervisory sessions provide a supportive forum in which to explore and consolidate knowledge of disciplinary-specific theories and methods and necessary subject knowledge. On the basis of a programme of reading agreed by student and supervisor, the student will be in a position to start an independent piece of research


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           30

30
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 270
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
A contribution towards the research project as agreed between supervisor/student. This will not be marked anonymously.  -2000 words    50       
A contribution towards the research project as agreed between supervisor/student There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -3000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.