TYMRP-Self-directed research project

Module Provider: Typography
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Mr Gerry Leonidas

Email: g.leonidas@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module aims to provide students with experience of the procedures followed in initiating and conducting a research project. A research question will be formulated and the appropriate methodology selected to address this question.

Assessable learning outcomes:
•statement of a clearly formulated aim
•assemble and organise material and articulate clearly and concisely
•reasoned discussion of results

Additional outcomes:
Time planning for extended period of work.

Outline content:
A topic will be chosen in consultation with the module convenor, on a subject area initiated by the student. An appropriate supervisor (or supervisors) will be appointed. In consultation with the supervisor, the student will undertake some background reading, agree the approach and methodology to be employed, and prepare a research proposal. If relevant, a submission for ethical approval will be made. The project will be undertaken in the Spring term.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Meetings with supervisor and guided research.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 2
Project Supervision 5 15
Guided independent study 53 125
Total hours by term 60.00 140.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 90
Project output other than dissertation 10

Other information on summative assessment:
Relative percentage of coursework: 100%
The Research Proposal contributes 10% and the Research Report contributes 90% of the total course work.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission of coursework.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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