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This subject will be taught by a Visiting Scholar in an area of their expertise. It will provide a graduate-level introduction to an important area of scholarship, including discussion of the visitor’s own work and the scholarly field to which it contributes. The subject will appeal both to students seeking deeper knowledge of the substantive area and students who will benefit from having a major scholar explain the development of a significant field and how she/he has contributed to it.
For further information on the Visiting Scholar subjects available for enrolment, please visit the Graduate research website.
Intended learning outcomes
A student who completes this subject should have:
- enhanced knowledge of the topic or area of scholarship taught in the module;
- an ability to reflect upon their own research work in relation to the content of the module;
- enhanced engagement with leading-edge research in particular areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences today.
The subject will contribute, through teaching and discussion with academic staff and peers, to developing skills and capacities including those identified in the University-defined Graduate Attributes for the PhD, in particular:
- the capacity to contextualise research within an international corpus of specialist knowledge;
- an advanced ability to engage in critical reflection, synthesis and evaluation of research-based and scholarly literature;
- an advanced understanding of key disciplinary and multi-disciplinary norms and perspectives relevant to the field.
Last updated: 6 December 2019