Research Training (Classics) CLASSIC5034
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
This course provides core research skills for Classics and introduces students to participation in the subject's research culture
There is no set timetable for this module. Credit-bearing activities may include:
-Training in relevant technical disciplines.
-Training in IT, library skills or other relevant areas.
-Delivering a paper at an academic or postgraduate conference or the Departmental research seminar.
-Writing a detailed report on one or more papers delivered at the Departmental research seminar.
-Critiquing academic research in draft.
-Writing a critical survey of secondary literature in the student's chosen dissertation area.
-Writing A sample dissertation outline in the student's chosen dissertation area.
-Participating in a CV workshop led by members of the Department.
-Shadowing an academic member of staff for a day.
-Structured collaboration with peers via the Graduate Moodle and/or Graduate Work-in-Progress Seminar.
Requirements of Entry
Available to students who are enrolled for a postgraduate programme in the Department of Classics
Each student must submit a portfolio demonstrating that they have engaged in the stipulated activities across a wide range of postgraduate skills. The portfolio is assessed on the standard 22 point scale.
Main Assessment In: April/May
This course will:
■ Provide training in key subject-specific skills and/or technical disciplines appropriate to the level of study and supplying a sound basis for advanced postgraduate research.
■ Promote appropriate academic attitudes, including collegiality, exchange of ideas and positive criticism.
■ Provide opportunities to engage in a range of academic writing disciplines.
■ Fully integrate postgraduate students into a broader Departmental research culture.
■ Promote participation in wider research cultures within the Faculty and further afield.
■ Provide a sound basis for ongoing professional development.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
■ Utilise key subject-specific skills and/or technical disciplines as appropriate.
■ Demonstrate academic attitudes appropriate to successful postgraduate study, including advanced research.
■ Demonstrate competence in a range of academic writing tasks.
■ Participated constructively in an academic research culture.
■ Reflect critically on and document their ongoing development as a researcher and starting professional.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits