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PgCert Irish Local History

Academic Year 2019/20

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

PgCert Irish Local History

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

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

HIS-PC-IH

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100759

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

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
www.qaa.ac.uk

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

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

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principal concepts and debates in the historiography of local history and their applicability to research in Irish local history.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the methodical approaches required to locate, critically evaluate and utilise a range of primary source materials relevant to Irish local history.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of major themes in the literature on Irish local history, including the history of landed estates, poverty and welfare, education, religion, urbanisation and crime.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how Irish local history is connected to global and transnational history through the phenomenon of migration.

Demonstrate an ability to use effectively relevant archives, finding aids and online resources in completing a major personal research project.

Demonstrate competency in subject specific and key skills, and a professional approach to undertaking research and the presentation of project work.

Demonstrate an ability to conceptualise, plan and see through to completion a major personal research project to a high standard of historical professionalism.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

Recognise and using appropriate theories, concepts and principles from history and relevant cognate disciplines.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Locate, collect, evaluate and utilise a range of relevant sources and applying these within a coherent and contextualising argument.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Design a substantial personal research project.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Critically analyse information, synthesising and summarising the outcomes.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Apply knowledge and understanding to address familiar and novel problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Reflect on and evaluate own performance.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Design and conduct a major personal research project, making intelligent and critical use of the primary and secondary sources available.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Interpret and evaluate arguments and evidence from a range of primary and secondary sources.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Communicate complex argument and information effectively and with precision in both oral presentation and in writing.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Identify and work towards targets for personal, academic and career development.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Display a potential for competence, skills and attitudes required in professional employment, including initiative, leadership, independent working, time management, organisational skills and use of appropriate conventions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Understand the nature and operations of relevant institutions in the archives, libraries and museums sector.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

Understand and evaluate the principal historical theories and approaches relating to the field of local history.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Understand and evaluate the historical literature on a number of themes relating to local history in Ireland, including the histories of landed estates, poverty and welfare, education, religion, urbanisation and crime.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Understand and evaluate the historical literature on Irish family, migration and diaspora history.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Understand and describe historical methodologies for identifying, searching, evaluating and utilising historical primary source materials in archives, libraries and private collections, in oral narratives, and in digital repositories.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Understand and describe the roles, functions and public history engagement of archives, research libraries and museums within Northern Ireland.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Apply knowledge of relevant historical contexts, themes and phenomena to personal research projects.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Understand and evaluate the theories of local historical studies and their applicability to Irish case studies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Understand and apply a range of methodologies for the location, interpretation and utilisation of primary sources in historical research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Understand and evaluate the arguments and approaches in the historical literature on a number of principal themes in Irish local, family and migration history.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Understand and apply the academic conventions of historical writing, referencing and bibliography.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Understand and apply (as appropriate) the cataloguing, referencing and calendaring conventions for historical sources used in relevant archival repositories.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

Devise, plan and undertake a major historical research project based on extensive primary source research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

-

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, and tutorial contributions.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Presenting Sources

MHY7025

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Individually Negotiated Topic in History

MHY7011

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

MRes Dissertation

MHY7084

7

100

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes