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LS502M: CORE SKILLS FOR RESEARCH STUDENTS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 18:36


Course Overview

This compulsory course for all distance learning post-graduate research students takes students through a series of multi-media activities during their first semester to hone some of the core skills required to excel in post-graduate research work.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Catherine Ng

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This compulsory course for all distance learning post-graduate research students takes students through a series of multi-media activities during their first semester to hone some of the core skills required to excel in post-graduate research work. Near the completion of the first full year of post-graduate research work, PhD students present their work via video conferencing at a conference to which research staff and students within the College of Arts and Social Sciences are invited. PhD Students then submit a capstone paper to be assessed as a part of the course assessment and of the progression process within the programme.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Continuous assessment through a series of formative tasks, summative assessment through a 10,000 word assessed essay (capstone paper) and presentation.

Resit: resubmission of capstone paper

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Oral and written feedback will be provided for all formative and summative tasks.  The capstone paper is assessed by the research supervisors and the course coordinator.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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