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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FOAH2001 Student Research Partnerships

20 creditsClass Size: 55

Module manager: Caroline Starkey
Email: C.Starkey@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module provides you with the opportunity to get involved in the latest research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures. By working closely with an academic member of staff and a group of fellow students in a project directly related to ongoing research in the faculty, you’ll have the chance to undertake research tasks negotiated with your project leader in a structured format and learn how research works as well as creating new knowledge. Throughout the course you will be supported by a range of training workshops to develop your research, analytical, and presentation skills, alongside ongoing reflective writing. The module is assessed entirely by coursework and a mixture of individual and group assessment. It includes a presentation of your work at an undergraduate research conference held in semester 2. After enrolling on this module online, students will be asked to apply for the project they want to work on. Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic performance and aptitude so far in their degree. Projects for the following year can be found here

Objectives

On completion of the module students should have:

1. Gained an understanding of the intellectual and methodological basis of a particular research project, as practised by researchers within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures;
2. Undertaken a substantive piece of research resulting in a suitable research output;
3. Reflected on the experience of undertaking research;
4. Experienced working collaboratively in teams to complete a project;
5. An awareness of the contribution the module makes to their employability through the skills and attributes they have developed within the context of Leeds for Life and their own personal / career development

Learning outcomes
Through this module students will develop their understanding of the methods and approaches involved in research in a particular field or discipline related to their degree programme. Alongside this, the module will facilitate the development of important skills for their degree scheme and their future, including communication, analysis, and team work. Additionally, students will develop their expertise in particular areas.

Skills outcomes
Skills outcomes
1. Gained experience of undertaking research
2. Developed skills associated with the conduct of a research project and the presentation of research results to an appropriate audience


Syllabus

The course will be a mixture of workshops focused on relevant skills training and the practice of research, and working closely with your research group and your project leader. Alongside a core programme of sessions designed to ensure you acquire the skills to help you succeed in the module, you’ll also develop your own training plan tailored to your needs and the project you are working on.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop112.0022.00
Meetings181.0018.00
presentation12.002.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Private study:
The bulk of the private study time will be dedicated to working on research tasks. The remaining private study time will comprise of preparation for assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored via the reflective log that will be assessed formally at the end of semester 2 but formative feedback will be provided at the end of semester 1. Informally, progress will also be monitored through contributions in workshops and meetings.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PresentationUGRE Presentation. Five minutes duration. Assessed as a group as part of the research conference.30.00
Reflective log2000 words assessed at the end of semester 2. Formative feedback provided in semester 1.30.00
ReportAssessed as a group (exact output decided in consultation with academic project leader, e.g. an exhibition, webpage, digital repository, analysis of research data), due semester 2.40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits will be assessed by: Group Portfolio: a 1000-word individual research summary that is to include an overview of the project aims, methods, conclusions, and outputs - with a focus on the individual's contribution to the project. Reflective Log: same method as first attempt. Group Presentation: Individual presentation.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:19:42

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