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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM013: Independent Study in Sociology and Philosophy

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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 ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities55 x 1hour supervisor meetings
Guided independent study255 x 5 hours preparation for supervision sessions
Guided Independent Study120Research into chosen topic
Guided independent study150Preparation and writing for essay

Online Resources

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

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages.

Other Learning Resources

Additional resources to be identified by the student as part of the independent study programme.