(LO1) Students will gain the ability to read, analyse, interpret and compare with competence and independence a wide variety of literary and historical texts related to science.
(LO2) Students will gain an advanced knowledge and systematic understanding of the scientific and ideological aspects of literary texts and how they can be situated within appropriate cultural and social contexts.
(LO3) Students will gain a critical appreciation of the ways in which texts can be situated within literary and scientific history, including issues of genre, influence, and creation and reception.
(LO4) Students will gain an advanced knowledge and critical awareness of current and new literary, critical and theoretical debates.
(LO5) Students will gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of techniques for accessing electronic and bibliographic sources.
(LO6) Students will gain the ability to use scholarly referencing and bibliographic conventions appropriate for advanced literary scholarship.
(LO7) Students will gain research skills enabling critical evaluation of different research methodologies and selection of appropriate methodologies.
(LO8) Students will gain research skills to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively in order to generate new and independent research.
(S1) Students will gain a systematic knowledge and critical awareness of current debates and new insights within the field of literature and science.
(S2) Students will gain advanced critical and analytical skills in relation to diverse forms of discourse.
(S3) Students will gain advanced literacy, interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments.
(S4) Students will gain the ability to autonomously design and self-direct a research project that brings together historical and literary approaches.
(S5) Students will gain the ability to comprehensively understand and apply a variety of theoretical approaches to literature.
(S6) Students will gain the ability to handle complex information and argument in a critical, creative and self-reflective manner.
(S7) Students will gain practical research skills to retrieve information, assemble bibliographic data, and critically evaluate, sift and organize material independently.
(S8) Students will gain the ability to use IT and other relevant tools and resources to present written and oral work to a professional, scholarly standard.
(S9) Students will gain advanced skills and experience in selecting and using electronic and/or archival resources for planning and undertaking research and writing.
(S10) Students will gain organisational skills in managing time and workloads, and in meeting deadlines.