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Unit information: Pathway Unit: Supervised Individual Study in 2021/22

Unit name Pathway Unit: Supervised Individual Study
Unit code POLIM1009
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Michel
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description

This unit will enable students to pursue a topic of interest and relevance to them with the support of individual supervision. This unit is only available to students registered for MSc/Diploma degrees in the Department of Politics. Please note that the Department does not permit the auditing of any of its units.

Aims:

This unit will enable participants to:

  • Identify a suitable topic in Politics or International Relations that can be researched independently
  • Structure independent study
  • Conduct a piece of supervised independent study
  • Produce a written assignment based on independent study

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit participants will have developed an understanding of their chosen topic, gained competency in independent study and demonstrated their ability to articulate their findings cogently by drawing on appropriate sociological material.

Teaching details

Supervised Individual Study will normally be conducted independently with regular, negotiated, supervisory contact.

Assessment Details

The assessment will be an extended essay of 4000 words showing an in-depth understanding of the selected topic.

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. POLIM1009).

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