30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides students with the experience of working with an external organisation (for example, a library, gallery, theatre, school) and undertaking a short research project related to that organisation. Students will choose a placement from those offered at the start of the academic year and will work on a defined project agreed between the academic co-ordinator and the partner institution. Alongside this project, students will undertake a programme of related reading and research directed by the academic co-ordinator. The module has three aims: (1) to enable students to develop their discipline-specific vocational skills (2) to enable students to gain practical research skills through undertaking research related to their project (3) to promote reflection on the relationship between academic research and external organisations.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to MA students in School of English

Staff Contact: HODSON JANE L
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

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