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Cert (PC) 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

Cert (PC) Arts and Humanities

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

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

ARH-PC-AH

UCAS Code

JACS Code

Y000 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Exit qualification only

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

60

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

N/A

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)

No

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 PG Certificate in Arts and Humanities is to offer students the opportunity to work closely with a supervisory team to develop wide-ranging research skills within disciplinary and interdisciplinary frameworks. On successful completion of this programme, students will have:

• A sophisticated level of critical and divergent thinking and expression
• Skills appropriate to self-directed study and independent research
• Wider intellectual and transferable skills, consistent with creative thought and independent learning
• Practical, analytical and critical research skills relevant to a variety of professional and intellectual contexts
• The capacity to deal with 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

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

Engage with and interpret 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

Synthesise and present 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

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice

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

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

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

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

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Show 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

Plan an original research project 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Key Debates in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

AHS7001

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research Preparation Portfolio I

AHS7031

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research Preparation Portfolio II

AHS7032

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes