MRes Dissertation (History 100) HIST5085P

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 100
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Constituting 100 credits, and with appropriate supervision, students pursue an independent research project.

Timetable

Individual supervision sessions

Requirements of Entry

Entry to MRes

 

Progression to the dissertation will normally be allowed on the basis of an average aggregation score of 12 (C3) for the taught components.

Assessment

One formally assessed assignment: one dissertation of no less than 21,000 words and no more than 25,000 words or, where the project includes practice or applied research, a weighting agreed with the supervisor.

Main Assessment In: August

Course Aims

The course aims to:

develop experience in conducting a sustained piece of individual enquiry;

develop and deepen the student's personal research interest in their chosen subject area;

promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, theoretical or applied arguments relevant to that area; and,

encourage the application of acquired research skills to a supervised independent project.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main primary sources in their chosen field;

demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main secondary sources in their chosen field;

demonstrate the ability to define, plan, and execute a sustained, focused and coherent research project;

demonstrate the ability to use appropriate bibliographic and information sources;

demonstrate the ability to work independently; and,

demonstrate the ability to utilise academic apparatus skilfully, including those relating to ethics and intellectual property rights, as appropriate.