Religion, Theology and Culture Directed Study (Semester 1) TRS5067
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Critical Studies
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
The intention of the Directed Study Option element is to provide a robust but flexible structure capable of accommodating the varying interests, competences and requirements of PG students in TRS. The programme will involve a great proportion of directed independent study and/or will focus more intensively on the development of area-specific research skills and knowledge.
10 x 1.5 hour tutorials arranged in consultation with the student.
5 x 1 hour seminars involving all those undertaking directed study
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level.
1 x 3-4,000 word essay (weighted at 70%)
1 x 2,000 word specialised essay or book review (weighted at 30%)
This course aims to:
■ Provide a customised programme of directed study pertinent to the student's academic interests within the subject area of TRS
■ Encourage the development of independent learning and self-directed research skills appropriate to a master's level
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Show detailed knowledge and critical understanding within a chosen area of specialist focus in TRS
■ Identify and apply appropriate research methodology
■ Formulate and resolve problems arising in the course of their research.
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.