20 credits at level HE7
This module is designed to fully prepare students to acquire the necessary higher-level
knowledge and skills for postgraduate study and have the opportunity to put them into
practice. Students will:
* Develop and extend their research skills including an understanding of the research
process and its relationship to practice;
* Be encouraged to develop a deep understanding of critical ideas and issues
appropriate to their discipline;
* Develop and extend their critical and contextual knowledge;
* Have the opportunity to develop and refine their approach to questioning and
enquiry through text-based sources resulting in a written outcome;
* Develop and extend cognitive and intellectual skills within the context of their
* Experience new levels of knowledge and understanding that may lead to new insights
via the study of existing/emerging/ new theoretical ideas to practice;
* Develop and extend knowledge of the process of research and appropriate
Research as a process;
Ethics and ethical practice;
Research methodologies including Qualitative and Quantative research methods;
Literature review and the value and use of research for practice resulting in
supporting material such as journals, portfolio, diaries, log books;
Library resources including e journals, interlibrary loan etc.;
Intellectual property rights;
Analysis of imagery and theoretical frameworks;
Essay writing and presentation including Harvard referencing;
Theory in context appropriate discourse relevant to programme specific field/s.
Teaching and contact time 20 hours
Self directed study 180 hours
This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials,
both face-to-face and on-line. For example e tutorials. Some components of the
module will be delivered across postgraduate disciplines as common practice across
disciplines. For example: research methodologies; research ethics; research for
practice. The cross discipline issues of advanced research and study may be taught
as a two-day event early in the module. Any visiting speakers will also be offered as
Subject specialist staff within individual programmes will deliver theory in context. This
will support each student in the successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate.
Assessment is by written outcome based on assignment/s brief for each Programme.
Total 200 hours notional learning time
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Produce a written outcome/s which is underpinned by critical and theoretical discourse.||
1.1 Clearly and coherently articulate the critical framework appropriate to the topic.
1.2 Demonstrate a breadth and depth of research sources and types.
1.3 Clearly communicate a rigorous interrogation of relevant theoretical material
1.4 Communicate the application of the appropriate level of research and study skills.
|2.||2 Produce a written outcome which demonstrates an understanding of professional academic format.||
2.1 Focus and arguments are coherent and reflect the assignment
2.2 Research is in evidence and is underpinned by the correct academic methodologies Harvard etc.
2.3 Analyses and interpretation are lucid, insightful and effectively communicated.
2.4 Prose is objective, coherent, and free of significant errors of grammar, punctuation, spelling.
Typographical error is negligible and Harvard referencing is
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Demonstrate through a written format (essay/report) of professional academic standard a discursive and scholarly text. This will be based on an advanced body of research that employs the appropriate theoretical/ contextual/critical considerations within the appropriate advanced research and writing framework.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Adamson, A (2003) A Students Guide for Assignments, Projects and Research.
Berry, Ralph (1999) The Research Project. How to Write It. London:Routledge.
Denzin, N. K. (2000) Handbook of Qualitative Research. London:Sage.
Holliday, A (2001) Doing and Writing Qualitative Research. London:Sage.
Lee, R. M. (2000) Understanding Methods in Social Research.London:Sage.
Rudd, D (2005) Cite me Im Yours Harvard . Bolton: University of Bolton.
Syler, Dorothy (2001) Doing Research.
Woods, P (2006) Successful Writing for Qualitative Researchers. Buckingham:Open
Indicative reading for Theory in Context.
The assignment guide for individual programmes will supply the indicative reading
appropriate to the individual specialist field.
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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