Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3196: Independent Research

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to equip you with the necessary research skills for conducting research at the Master’s level as well as to provide guidance in the initial stages of a dissertation in IAIS. After completing this module, you will have a well-defined research question and a good understanding of the major scholarly works in your chosen research area

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate knowledge of major theories and research approaches within the discipline of Middle East and Islamic Studies;
2. Analyse relevant scholarly material for a dissertation;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Show awareness and knowledge of major research methods, approaches, and skills necessary to conduct research;
4. Locate and situate your own research in disciplinary debates, controversies and developments;
Personal and Key Skills5. Research and access relevant scholarly works using databases and electronic search tools;
6. Communicate complex ideas and arguments in writing; and
7. Analyse a range of public and scholarly debates.