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Supervised Reading Unit

Elective or capstone unit for postgraduate coursework degrees

This is a reading course for advanced students majoring in the selected discipline. The content, learning outcomes, bibliography and type of assessment will be proposed by the student in consultation with a supervisor (member of faculty) and finally approved by the University of Divinity’s Learning and Teaching Committee. Students taking a supervised reading unit (SRU) will be required to meet with the supervisor at least monthly.

Supervised Reading Units can be completed at third-year undergraduate level and at postgraduate level. Candidates negotiate a course of reading and an essay topic with a supervisor. They may audit a coursework unit related to an SRU to guide their reading, thinking and writing. Undergraduates may enrol in a Supervised Reading Unit only when they have met the usual prerequisites for third-level study in that Field.

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Supervised Reading Units may be taken in any discipline in which a Stirling academic staff member is both accredited and willing to supervise.

Assessment: 1 x 6000 word essay  100%

Pre-requisite: at least 45 points in the field

Faculty: by arrangement

Offered: every semester by arrangement with Faculty

Bibliography: selected with faculty advisor