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English Language and Linguistics - Research Training ENGLANG5091

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course offers Masters-level academic and professional training to students taking Masters programmes in English Language and linguistics. Students will develop their skills in research, oral and written communication, and professional academic practice.

Timetable

8 x 2hr seminars As scheduled on MyCampus

4 x attendance (minimum) at the one-hour English Language & Linguistics research seminars (or other university research seminars/events or SCS reading/research groups or comparable online seminars or events)

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses

ENGLIT5101 Research Training Course
TRS5031 Research Training - Theology and Religious Studies

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Set of four blogs reflecting on research seminars/events - 30%

Short-answer portfolio on methodologies - 30%

Research project proposal (1500 words) - 40%

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ introduce students to research techniques relevant to Masters' level programmes in English Language & Linguistics;

■ facilitate the acquisition of relevant methodological skills;

■ provide a forum for the critical discussion of key issues related to the development of professional academic and employability-related skills;

■ enable students to assess their progress in research skills within their Masters' programme.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ plan their research effectively;

■ present their ideas effectively to a professional cohort engaged in advanced research in subjects in the field of English Language & Linguistics

■ participate actively and with understanding in workshops designed for their academic and professional development;

■ reflect critically on the development of their skills from the perspectives of research preparation, employability and personal development.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.