Postgraduate Portfolio 1
Postgraduate Portfolio 1 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
This module is designed to enable to postgraduate to pursue advanced level of research through sustained pieces of writing on a research area to be determined by student and tutor. This module offers the opportunity for the postgraduate to submit a portfolio of work of independent research (guided by tutorial supervision) addressing an enquiry which might not be on offer within the existing range of core and optional postgraduate modules within the existing menu in the home CAH School. The intellectual format of the portfolio will be agreed by tutor and student and will present an ideal outlet in which to demonstrate the student¿s scholarly practices: the ability to construct carefully researched and organised piece(s) of writing; the ability to abide by scholarly practices of notation and referencing; the ability to engage at an advanced level with critical approaches to the chosen field of enquiry; the ability to formulate argumentation at an advanced level.
-threshold -C/50%Some evidence of substantial and pertinent reading, though with a limited understanding and appreciation. A limited understanding of the implications of some of the concerns of the chosen field of enquiry.
-good -B/60%Comprehensive coverage of chosen field of enquiry. High level of organisation and structure. Advanced and sustained level of critical analysis of chosen material.
-excellent -A/70%Sophisticated and substantial understanding and appreciation of a substantial body of research. Complex and sophisticated appreciation of most of the concerns of the chosen field of enquiry.
- Consider differing critical attitudes to the chosen field of enquiry.
- Show an awareness of the interrelationships of text, context, authorship and textual transmission, where appropriate.
- Understand and discuss at an advanced level and in a sustained manner aspects of the chosen field of enquiry.
A portfolio of a maximum of 3,500 words, consisting of a piece of work submitted at the close of the module. The portfolio should demonstrate successful completion of the initial stages required to identify the aims, scope and methods of a research project. (The project should not be identical to the proposal for the MA dissertation that will be assessed in HPH 4008 Initiating a Research Project.) The portfolio should not simply be another essay, but should demonstrate research skills by including at least one of the following components: a) critical annotated bibliography for the topic researched b) literature review analysing scholarship on the topic researched c) scoping exercise to identify primary sources or archaeological evidence, including how these can be accessed d) analysis of a primary source, or of an archaeological report, or the creation of a record of primary archaeological data