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ML5004   Research and Professional Skills

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module introduces students to a range of skills which are essential to advanced researchers and key to many other non-academic workplaces. We will focus on analytic and critical skills (for instance writing abstracts; critically reviewing articles and research seminar presentations; producing a research poster); oral skills (presentations; asking questions in research seminars); group work (planning a conference); IT research skills. The skills sessions will be tailored to suit modern linguists and comparatists. Seminar preparation and coursework will be directly linked to individual students' own research interests. First year PhD students are invited to audit some part of the programme, adding a valuable component of peer input to the module.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours (seminars and practical classes)

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%


Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof W M Fowler
Module teaching staff: various