Postgraduate Module Descriptor
SOCM013: Independent Study in Sociology and Philosophy
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
This module allows you to read for an extended essay from a range of research areas in which members of the School have particular expertise. Possible areas of study will be identified in consultation with the staff member. There will be at least five supervision meetings. The first will initiate the research. A study plan will be drawn up at the very beginning of this module. The subsequent supervision meetings will give academic guidance, including specific feedback on draft work.
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||5||5 x 1hour supervisor meetings|
|Guided independent study||25||5 x 5 hours preparation for supervision sessions|
|Guided Independent Study||120||Research into chosen topic|
|Guided independent study||150||Preparation and writing for essay|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Indicative web based resources e.g. VLE: Additional web-based resources to be identified by the student as part of the independent study programme.
Other Learning Resources
Additional resources to be identified by the student as part of the independent study programme.