Postgraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
- Independent, guided research and writing of the MArabic dissertation (maximum of 15,000 words) in consultation with an approved thesis supervisor(s).
- Completed MArabic dissertation of no more than 15,000 words on your research topic chosen in mutual agreement with your thesis supervisor.
- Submission of draft chapters to your supervisor for correction prior to final submission of the dissertation.
Assessment of the MArabic dissertation by the supervisor and a qualified second internal examiner will be based on the dissertation's fulfilment of the above-mentioned aims relevant to your particular field(s) of study (i.e. mastery of relevant sources, methods, theoretical issues, originality of research, and solidity of presentation), as well as appropriate conformity to all University and field-specific requirements for presentation and referencing in the particular field of the dissertation.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||4||4 x 1 hour supervision meetings|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||3||3 x 1 hour meetings to receive academic guidance, including specific feedback on draft work|
|Guided independent study||143||Preparing for and reflecting on supervision meetings|
|Guided Independent Study||200||Researching chosen topic from primary and secondary sources|
|Guided Independent Study||100||Writing and submitting drafts for supervisory feedback|
|Guided Independent Study||150||Completing final dissertation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/