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Approaches to an Interdisciplinary Methodology - MST00004M

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  • Department: Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Sethina Watson
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module summary

This the Core module of the MA in Medieval Studies. The topics on offer change each year.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2021-22

Module aims

The core module for the MA in Medieval Studies, ‘Approaches to an Interdisciplinary Methodology’, is designed to introduce students to at least one new discipline, and, progressively, to interdisciplinary research and its methodologies, as well as to the practicalities, challenges and pleasures of post-graduate level independent research. It will also provide training in producing academic posters and effective presentation techniques.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate awareness of, and understanding of the value of interdisciplinary study

  • communicate knowledge in a concise, visually engaging and effective manner

  • work collaboratively, showing leadership, team-working, time and project management skills

  • design and deliver a presentation to a specific time, using the visual aid of a poster

Indicative assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Indicative reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
800 - 1000 word essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback provided to the student on the day of presentation.

Indicative reading

Each mini-module will have its own key reading, listed on the VLE site and in the Core Course Handbook provided at the start of term.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University constantly explores ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary. In some instances it may be appropriate for the University to notify and consult with affected students about module changes in accordance with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.