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Unit information: Personal Option Unit 2 in 2018/19

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Unit name Personal Option Unit 2
Unit code AFACM0018
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Leah Tether
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Arts Faculty Office
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

This unit offers M-level students the opportunity to tailor a personal piece of study by affiliation to one of the available UG units in their subject or, subject to permission, another subject within the faculty. In consultation with the unit leader, the student will attend the elements of the unit deemed appropriate to develop their own individual project based on the themes and structure of the unit chosen.

Aims: This unit will enable students to:

  • Identify a suitable topic for a small-scale independent research project on a given theme developed within a taught unit
  • Structure their patterns of study independently while benefitting from structured class time within a taught unit
  • Conduct a small-scale independent study
  • Produce a 5,000 word essay or another assignment of comparable academic weight, as approved by the unit leader of the unit on which it is based, and in keeping with the objectives of the programme on which the student is studying.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of their particular topic and method of research
  2. Approach research in an appropriately conceived and structured way, making use of appropriate methodologies
  3. Structure their own independent patterns of study in relation to the structure of the unit in which they have been engaged
  4. Produce a 5,000 word essay or another assignment of comparable academic weight as approved by the unit leader and in keeping with the objectives of the programme on which the student is enrolled

Teaching details

Attendance of taught elements of an available UG unit in consultation with the unit leader; guided reading; independent study.

Assessment Details

5,000 word essay or another assignment of comparable academic weight; as approved by the unit leader and in keeping with the objectives of the programme on which the student is enrolled. This assignment will assess ILOs 1-4.

Students should use the referencing style detailed in the their School PGT handbook.

Reading and References

As for the unit that is chosen as the basis for study.

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