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MRes Arts and Humanities

Academic Year 2021/22

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 Arts and Humanities

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

Masters of Research

Programme Code

ARH-MRES

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100314

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

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Arts, English and Languages

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

Define a complex project and bring it to completion with limited supervisory guidance

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials, research training and supervised independent learning

Methods of Assessment

Literature review, essays, creative practice and extended dissertation/portfolio, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

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, oral presentation/presentation at Postgraduate Symposium

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Portfolio

AHS7041

7

100

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

80%

20%

0%

Literary Research Methods

ENG7163

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Independent Study

MUS7099

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research Methods in Modern Languages

MML7000

7

20

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish Archaeology in a Global Context

ARP7202

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Research Methods in International Cultural Studies

MML7001

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Independent study in Celtic

CEL7010

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Translating for Performance

MML7019

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Current Debates in Prehistoric Archaeology

ARP7511

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Incorrigibly Plural

LIB7001

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Independent Study in Arts, Languages and Humanities

AHS7000

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Workplace Internship

ARP7306

7

20

YES

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Advanced Excavation

ARP7520

7

20

YES

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Audiovisual Translation

MML7035

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Engaging Audiences

SCA7001

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Media & Broadcast Analysis

BCP7004

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Cultural Policy: International Perspectives

SCA7002

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Literary Translation

MML7024

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Advanced Studies in Music

MUS7005

7

20

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Research Theory and Practice

ARP7041

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

40%

0%

Discourses of Crime and Deviance

LIB7004

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Principles of Community Interpreting

MML7021

7

20

YES

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Professional Development and Work Placement

SCA7005

7

20

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

70%

0%

Dissertation

AHS7040

7

100

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

America’s Aftermaths

LIB7003

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research in Arts and Cultural Industries Management

SCA7006

7

20

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Broadcasting Genre

BCP7003

7

20

YES

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 above or from any other Masters level module within the University, subject to approval from the supervisor. The list of optional modules varies from year to year. Students must take AHS7031 and AHS7032 (or subject specific research methods module) plus one of AHS7040 (Dissertation) or AHS7041 (Portfolio) as a core module. They also take a further 40 CATS at level 7 either within AEL or another school (pending approval of programme convenor).