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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


SSIM903: Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module consists of three, day long and intensive workshops held at Bristol, Bath and then Exeter. The workshops are organised in a way that is interactive, and there are moments for you to reflect on your own research experience and ambitions. ¬†Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it will be taught using practical examples and it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Why disciplines and interdisciplinarity?
  • Methods for interdisciplinary research
  • Ethics in interdisciplinary research
  • Impact and the use of evidence in policy
  • The theory and practice of transdisciplinary research

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
211290

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities21This module will be delivered in three face-to-face one day (seven hour) sessions (Bristol x1, Bath x1, Exeter x1). Each institution will take responsibility for delivery one focused workshop at their own institutions.
Guided Independent Study64Reading a preparation for face-to face sessions
Guided Independent Study65Writing and researching for coursework

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).