This unit uses overarching themes relevant to 21st century research in the humanities, social science and creative arts and allows students to extend their existing knowledge of discipline specific theoretical perspectives and to develop understanding of broad theoretical debates in cognate disciplines.

These theoretical knowledges, debates and perspectives allow students to develop their skills as 21st century practitioners of advanced humanities, social science and creative arts researchers.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate cognitive skills in broad based theoretical concepts with specialist skills in some areas.  
  2. Demonstrate the application of knowledge of new theoretical concepts in some different discipline areas.  
  3. Critically evaluate different theoretical approaches to a major conceptual problem in a variety of contexts.  
  4. Present and communicate theoretically relevant approaches to research problems  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Peer brainstorming session of theoretical perspectives 5%
Essay Critical theoretical essay (2500 words) 55%
Presentation Presentation of theoretical analysis of discipline specific problem (15 minutes) 30%
Other Peer review of group presentations 10%

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