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MRes (T) Arts and Humanities

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

MRes (T) Arts and Humanities

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Masters of Research

Programme Code

ARH-MRES

UCAS Code

JACS Code

Y000 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above in a related subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants with a 2.2 degree classification and relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All applicants will also be required to submit a 750- word research proposal, which demonstrates an understanding of the research area and methodology and a portfolio of practice-based work, if applicable.

International applicants, for whom English is not their first language, must demonstrate evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Prior experiential learning will be considered on an individual basis under the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/AcademicStudentAffairs/AcademicAffairs/GeneralRegulations/Procedures/ProceduresforRecognitionofPriorLearningRPL/

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

The University reserves the right to interview applicants to determine their suitability for the programme

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Arts, English and Languages

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Robert Strachan

University of Liverpool

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

N/A

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The overall aim of the MRes in Arts and Humanities is to offer students the opportunity to work closely with a supervisory team to produce a substantial piece of independent research, and to develop wide-ranging research skills within disciplinary and interdisciplinary frameworks. On successful completion of this programme, students will have:

• An excellent foundation for progression to PhD study, particularly in relation to competitive RCUK funded schemes

• A sophisticated level of critical and divergent thinking and expression

• An extended and informed experience of research in a specific domain of expertise

• Advanced skills appropriate to self-directed study and independent research

• Wider intellectual and transferable skills, consistent with creative thought and independent learning

• Advanced practical, analytical and critical research skills relevant to a variety of professional and intellectual contexts

• The capacity to deal with complex research questions

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate a critical awareness of the issues surrounding the application of a range of methodological approaches

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Critically reflect and make judgments in the light of evidence and argument

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Engage with and interpret, at a sophisticated level, different discourses and theories and their applicability to practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Synthesise, present and apply complex ideas within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument in a well-articulated, and stylistically mature fashion

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Develop and apply independent and sophisticated insights into their chosen discipline and demonstrate these through the undertaking of independent research projects

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Gain research expertise from the interaction with supervisors and the programme of research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Demonstrate a coherent methodology appropriate to the area of research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Organise disparate material into a coherent argument

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Demonstrate engagement with the research culture of the Faculty

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Show detailed knowledge of and engagement with the existing scholarship within the proposed area of research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Make an original contribution to the area of research through detailed engagement with primary and/or secondary sources as appropriate

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Work independently and take responsibility for own learning

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Conduct library and bibliographic research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Retrieve, sift, and select current and relevant primary and secondary information from standard and electronic sources

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Effectively communicate in oral and written expression to a range of audiences

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Utilise IT skills for professional use

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Define a complex project and bring it to completion with minimal input

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

Organise disparate material into a coherent argument

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Cinema and History

FLM7004

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Translating for Performance

MML7019

70

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Literary Translation

MML7024

70

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Principles of Community Interpreting

MML7021

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Discipline and Punish: Media Discourses of Crime and Deviance

ENG7180

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Cultural Policy: Its Relationship to Arts Management

SCA7002

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Literary Research Methods

ENG7163

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Audiovisual Translation

MML7035

70

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research Methods in the Creative Arts

SCA7005

70

20

24 weeks

N

YES

75%

25%

0%

Key Debates in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

AHS7001

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Censorship, Regulation and Audiences

FLM7017

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Audiovisual Translation II

MML7036

70

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research Preparation Portfolio I

AHS7031

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research Preparation Portfolio II

AHS7032

70

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Dissertation

AHS7040

70

100

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Portfolio

AHS7041

70

100

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

The programme can be adapted by a School or Institute for their own use, provided it follows the same basic structure and weighting.

Supervisors will guide students on their optional module choice, which can be selected from the list below or from any other Masters level module within the University, subject to approval from the supervisor. Students will normally enrol on both Research Preparation Portfolio modules, alongside a subject-specific module. In some cases, students may enrol on only the second semester Research Preparation Portfolio module, alongside two subject-specific modules, subject to agreement from
their supervisor.

Students are required to take either Dissertation or Portfolio as one of the core modules.