Research Training Course 1: Introduction to Research ENGLANG5133
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Critical Studies
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
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.
5 x weekly two-hour seminars
2 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
ENGLIT 5101 Research Training Course: English Literature
TRS 5031 Research Training Course: Theological and Religious Studies
40% Set of two blogs reflecting on research seminars/events (400 words each)
60% Short-answer portfolio on methodologies (1500 words or equivalent)
This course aims to:
■ introduce students to research techniques relevant to Masters' level programmes in English Language and 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.