Postgraduate

MCH8601 : Research – Vocationally-Orientated Project

Semesters
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0

Aims

The aims of the module are to:
Provide an opportunity for a sustained piece of applied vocationally-orientated research, with a focus on developing a new project/output for an organisation or as a piece of entrepreneurial consultancy work, which relates to appropriate theory and practice raised during the taught modules of the programme; and,
Provide an opportunity to develop the appropriate applied and vocational research skills to go on to work in the Museum/Gallery/Heritage sector, or to undertake self-employed consultancy work.

Outline Of Syllabus

The students are required to attend four teaching sessions for this module which also link to methodologies and methods in MCH8532 ‘Academic and Applied Research in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies’. In addition, students will arrange meetings with their allocated Supervisor

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials23:006:00Non-synchronous online (allowing students 2x delivery time)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials14:004:00Non-synchronous online (allowing students 2x delivery time)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials12:002:00Non-synchronous online (allowing students 2x delivery time)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1200:00200:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical101:0010:00Writing group sessions, Synchronous Online
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery60:303:00Drop-in Q&A following the release of Lecture Materials, Synchronous Online
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision61:006:00Six individual supervision meetings, more as and when suggested by the Supervisor.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1369:00369:00based on Work Placement project and activities
Total600:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture Materials: Non-synchronous online structured guided learning to help students on the module to plan the various stages of the vocationally orientated project, from formulating a research question, to developing a research strategy and writing up research findings.
Drop-in/surgery: Synchronous online drop-in sessions to clarify any questions about the lecture materials
Practical: Semi-structured synchronous online writing group sessions to support students to develop their writing skills and maintain a regular writing pattern
Dissertation related supervision 1:1 individual supervision meeting to support vocationally orientated project development.

GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDY
This broad category refers to independent student activity and covers the range from reading and preparation through to situations where students are required to work without staff supervision or where students are required to undertake very specific pieces of work.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report3M10010,000-12,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The MA Research Vocationally-orientated Report must be an original piece of work that shows how methods were used to gather information, evidence and/or data during the proposed and agreed project and how these were analysed and used in problem-solving and/or achieving planned vocational outcomes and outputs during the process. To be successful the project report will need careful planning, preparation and undertaking. This research report will be for the development of a new project. The project and report will be negotiated and agreed between the student and the supervisor. The focus, structure and format of the report may take one of a number of different variants. It may, for example, take the form of a piece of policy formulation, the development of a collects development project, the development of a heritage management plan, a communications strategy, an exhibition brief, learning programme and materials development.

Reading Lists

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