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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

SA MA Art and Design: Studio Practice (2016 and 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts, English and Drama
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA / PGDip / PGCert
Programme title ART AND DESIGN: STUDIO PRACTICE
Programme code ACPT01, ACPT02
Length of programme 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/art-design-studio-practice/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To develop in students a range of advanced conceptual, practical and professional skills that will enable them to realise their creative aspirations.
  • To extend students’ conceptual thinking and research skills in order to consolidate their individual practice.
  • To enhance the practice of art and design, through increased acquaintance with historical precedents, contemporary practice, and emerging technologies.
  • To enable a critical synthesis between intellectual understanding and technical skill.
  • To instil in students the ability to articulate sophisticated ideas visually, verbally and in writing.
  • To enable students to identify their own personal direction and understand their role within the industry and the community.
  • To develop students' awareness and knowledge of the professional and ethical context within their discipline.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
  • Art and Design Benchmark Statement
  • SEEC Level Descriptors
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

K1 Deploy current theoretical and methodological approaches.

K2 Engage the major concepts, values and debates in art and design practice.

K3 Interpret ideas in specialised fields of study, both verbally and in writing.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

C1  Conceptualise and critically develop abstract ideas in response to existing  theoretical, methodological or practical concerns.

C2  Systematically use advanced problem solving, research and enquiry to address significant issues within their practice.

C3  Synthesise ideas and apply knowledge in unfamiliar contexts to generate innovative and transformative solutions.

C4  Analyse and evaluate complex, incomplete or contradictory data as part of the creative process.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to :

P1  Adapt analogue and digital approaches to produce advanced quality art and/or design work.

P2  Perform autonomously to improve personal practice against sectoral best practice.

P3  Demonstrate team working and organisational ability to realise goals.

P4  Consider and incorporate an ethical dimension to practice through negotiation.

c. Key transferable skills:

T1  On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to :

T2  Reflect on and adapt own actions to connect and improve known and unknown situations.

T3  Maintain and refine effective visual, verbal and written communication.

T4  Exploit relevant research literature and other sources of primary and secondary information.

4. Programme structure

To be eligible for consideration for these awards, students must obtain appopriate credit from the following compulsory modules:

Compulsory modules account for a total of 60 credits in Semester 1 and 120 credits in Semester 2 which includes the Final Project during the summer, making a total of the required weighting of 180 credits overall. 

Semester 1

SAP100

Contextualising Practices in Art and Design

30

SAP004

Exploring Materials Processes and Techniques

30

Semester 2

SAP210

Final Project:  Situating and Rehearsing

30

SAP006

Research Methodologies:  Art and Design

30

Summer

SAP009

Final Project

60

 4.2   The above modules are offered on a full-time and part-time basis

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI and additional requirements stated within these regulations.

5.2 A candidate will normally be permitted to proceed to the Final Project after studying taught modules with a total modular weight of 120.

5.3 For the award of MA candidates must obtain 180 module credits.

5.4 In accordance with the Regulation XXI, candidates who have the right of re-assessment in a module will be offered an opportunity to be re-assessed in a special assessment period.

5.5 Subject to the approval of the Dean of the School, module SAP009 may be undertaken either at Loughborough University or at Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA) in Singapore. Students who undertake this module in Singapore will be jointly supervised by staff from Loughborough University and NAFA.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

SA MA Graphic Design and Visualisation (2016 and 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts, English and Drama
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA
Programme title Graphic Design and Visualisation
Programme code ACPT03, ACPT04
Length of programme 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/graphic-design/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of Graphic Design and Visualisation to an advanced (Masters) degree level.
  • To cultivate a process of conceiving, planning and making work using a range of visualisation skills.
  • To enable and support research through a synthesis of understanding and application.
  • To exploit key transferable skills in the areas of information technology, problem-solving, communication, management and team-work.
  • To promote an understanding of, and examine the opportunities for, professional practice.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Art and Design Benchmark Statement
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

K1  interpret current theoretical and methodological approaches for academic and professional needs within a specialised field of study;

K2  demonstrate interrelationship between personal visual language and relevant cultural, social and economic contexts.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

C1  convey a broad and comparative awareness of personal practice related to problem-solving;

C2  initiate, manage, reflect, critique and evaluate their practice appropriate to specific project briefings and self-directed enquiry;

C3  identify with, respond to, and critically reflect upon the opportunities and dynamics for learning with peers and other external contexts;

C4  develop ideas, concepts, theories, and arguments for different audiences through a range of cognitive methods and methodologies;

C5  identify the opportunities in visual experimentation, innovation and further research.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

P1  develop a broad ability and innovative implementation of appropriate techniques through a range of practical methods and outcomes including visual, tactile, written and oral;

P2  autonomously investigate and integrate sectorial best practice for creative work;

P3  evidence practice appropriate to negotiated project briefs aligned to industrial and academic aspirations;

P4  incorporate critical ethical awareness and application to creative practice;

P5  demonstrate team working and organisational ability to realise goals.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

T1  use reflection and analysis to connect and improve known and unknown situations;

T2  maintain and refine effective visual, verbal and written communication - including clarification of questions, consideration of alternative solutions and evaluation of outcomes;

T3  exploit relevant research literature and other sources of primary and secondary information;

T4  evidence self-learning through project and time management;

T5  use teamwork for sharing responsibilities, the agreement of common goals and methods, and co-ordination of resources;

T6  act professionally in accordance with ethical propriety, and the observation of safe working practices;

T7  communicate ideas, concepts, theories, and arguments with different audiences.

4. Programme structure

4.1.  To be eligible for consideration for these awards, students must obtain appropriate credit from the following compulsory modules. 

Compulsory modules account for a total of 60 credits in Semester 1 and 120 credits in Semester 2, which includes the Final Project during the summer, making a total of the required weighting of 180 credits overall.

Semester 1

SAP105

Design and Research

30

SAP004

Exploring Materials, Processes and Techniques

30

Semester 2

SAP210

Final Project:  Situating and Rehearsing

30

SAP006

Research Methodologies:  Art and Design

30

Summer

SAP009

Final Project

60

  4.2.  All modules listed above are offered on a full time and part-time basis.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1   In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI and additional requirements stated within these regulations.

5.2  Students will normally be permitted to proceed to the Final Project after studying taught modules with a total modular weight of 120.

5.3  In accordance with Regulation XXI, candidates who have the right of re-assessment in a module will be offered an opportunity to be re-assessed in a special assessment period.

5.4  The decision to award an MA will be made by examining the focus of the route taken by the candidate within the Final Project modules.  SAP210 Final Project: Situating and Rehearsing will be used to develop a student's learning agreement, the content of which will constitute a final project proposal and will inform the nature of the degree award.

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

SA MA Animation for Health and Wellbeing (2016 and 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts, English and Drama
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA / PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Animation for Health and Wellbeing
Programme code ACPT13, ACPT14
Length of programme 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/animation-for-health-and-wellbeing/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To develop in students a range of advanced conceptual, practical and professional skills that will enable them to realise their creative aspirations.
  • To develop students' conceptual thinking and research skills in order to consolidate their individual practice.
  • To use historical precedents, contemporary practice, and emerging technologies to enhance the student's practice of animation
  • To enable a critical synthesis between intellectual understanding, emphatic and ethical engagement with others and technical skills.
  • To facilitate students' ability to articulate sophisticated ideas visually, verbally and in writing.
  • To enable students to identify and understand their role as animators within the industry and the community.
  • To develop in students critical awareness of the links between intellectual, ethical and technical aspects of animation practice.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Art and Design Benchmark Statement
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Engage critically with current theoretical and methodological approaches to animation used as a therapeutic approach.
  • Evaluate, analyse and critically reflect upon the major concepts, values and debates in animation practice.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Conceptualise and critically develop abstract ideas in response to existing theoretical, methodological or practical concerns.
  • Systematically use advanced problem-solving, research and enquiry to address significant issues within their practice.
  • Synthesise ideas and apply knowledge in unfamiliar contexts to generate innovative and transformative solutions.
  • Analyse and evaluate complex, incomplete or contradictory data as part of the creative process.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to :

  • Adapt analogue and digital approaches to produce advanced quality art, animation and/or design outputs.
  • Demonstrate and evaluate team-working and organisational ability to realise goals.
  • Consider and incorporate an ethical dimension to practice through negotiation.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to :

  • Reflect on and adapt own actions to connect and improve known and unknown situations.
  • Maintain and refine effective visual, verbal and written communication.
  • Critically engage with relevant research literature and other sources of primary and secondary information.

4. Programme structure

To be eligible for consideration for these awards, students must obtain appopriate credit from the following compulsory modules:

Compulsory modules account for a total of 60 credits in Semester 1 and 120 credits in Semester 2 which includes the Final Project during the summer, making a total of the required weighting of 180 credits overall. 

4.1 Full-time route

Semester 1

SAP110

Animation:  Practice and Process

30

SAP004

Exploring Materials, Processes and Techniques

30

Semester 2

SAP210

Final Project:  Situating and Rehearsing

30

SAP006

Research Methods:  Art and Design

30

Summer

SAP009

Final Project

60

 

4.2   Part-time route

Year 1 semester 1

SAP110

Animation:  Practice and Process

30

Year 1 Semester 2

SAP006

Research Methods:  Art and Design

30

Year 2 semester 1

SAP004

Exploring Materials, Processes and Techniques

30

Year 2 Semester 2

SAP210

Final Project:  Situating and Rehearsing

30

Year 2 Summer

SAP009

Final Project

60

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI and additional requirements stated within these regulations.

5.2 Students will normally be permitted to proceed to the Final Project module after studying taught modules with a total modular weight of 120.

5.3 In accordance with the Regulation XXI, candidates who have the right of re-assessment in a module will be offered an opportunity to be re-assessed in a special assessment period.

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

SA MA Art and Design: Studio Practice (2014 and 2015 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts, English and Drama
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA / PGDip / PGCert
Programme title ART AND DESIGN: STUDIO PRACTICE
Programme code ACPT01, ACPT02
Length of programme 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time by negotiation
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/art-design-studio-practice/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To develop in students a range of advanced conceptual, practical and professional skills that will enable them to realise their creative aspirations.
  • To extend students’ conceptual thinking and research skills in order to consolidate their individual practice.
  • To enhance the practice of art and design, through increased acquaintance with historical precedents, contemporary practice, and emerging technologies.
  • To enable a critical synthesis between intellectual understanding and technical skill.
  • To instil in students the ability to articulate sophisticated ideas visually, verbally and in writing.
  • To enable students to identify their own personal direction and understand their role within the industry and the community.
  • To develop students' awareness and knowledge of the professional and ethical context within their discipline.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
  • Art and Design Benchmark Statement
  • SEEC Level Descriptors
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

K1 Deploy current theoretical and methodological approaches.

K2 Engage the major concepts, values and debates in art and design practice.

K3 Interpret ideas in specialised fields of study, both verbally and in writing.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

C1  Conceptualise and critically develop abstract ideas in response to existing  theoretical, methodological or practical concerns.

C2  Systematically use advanced problem solving, research and enquiry to address signifcant issues within their practice.

C3  Synthesise ideas and apply knowledge in unfamiliar contexts to generate innovative and transformative solutions.

C4  Anaylse and evaluate complex, incomplete or contradictory data as part of the creative process.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to :

P1  Adapt analogue and digital approaches to produce advanced quality art and/or design work.

P2  Perform autonomously to improve personal practice against sectoral best practice.

P3  Demonstrate team working and organisational ability to realise goals.

P4  Consider and incorporate an ethical dimension to practice through negotiation.

c. Key transferable skills:

T1  On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to :

T2  Reflect on and adapt own actions to connect and improve known and unknown situations.

T3  Maintain and refine effective visual, verbal and written communication.

T4  Exploit relevant research literature and other sources of primary and secondary information.

4. Programme structure

To be eligible for consideration for these awards, students must obtain appopriate credit from the following compulsory modules:

Compulsory modules account for a total of 60 credits in Semester 1 and 120 credits in Semester 2 which includes the Final Project during the summer, making a total of the required weighting of 180 credits overall. 

Semester 1

SAP001

Proposing Practice

15

SAP002

Situating Practice

15

SAP006

Research Methodologies:  Art and Design

30

Semester 2

SAP203

Final Project:  Rehearsal

30

SAP004

Exploring Materials Processes and Techniques

30

Summer

SAP009

Final Project

60

 4.2   The above modules are offered on a full-time and part-time basis

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI and additional requirements stated within these regulations.

5.2 With the approval of the School of the Arts, English and Drama candidates may obtain not more than 60 credits, either from postgraduate programmes of the University, or, with the approval of Senate, from advanced degree studies or their equivalent at another higher education institution in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

5.3 For the award of MA candidates must obtain 180 module credits

5.4 All taught modules will be assessed on the basis of coursework

5.5 A candidate will normally be permitted to proceed to the Final Project after studying taught modules with a total modular weight of 120.

5.6 In accordance with the Regulation XXI, candidates who have the right of re-assessment in a module will be offered an opportunity to be re-assessed in a special assessment period.

5.7 Any student failing to meet the requirements for achieving credit in a module has the automatic right of reassessment on one occasion only. Candidates who have a right of reassessment in a module can opt for reassessment at an earlier date than that of the next routine assessment of the module with the agreement of the programme coordinator.

5.8 Subject to the approval of the Dean of the School module SAP009  may be undertaken either at Loughborough University or at Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA) in Singapore. Students who undertake this module in Singapore will be jointly supervised by staff from Loughborough University and NAFA.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EA MA English (2016 and 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts, English and Drama
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA/ PGDip /PGCert
Programme title English
Programme code EAPT31, EAPT32
Length of programme The minimum duration of the programme is one calendar year full-time, two calendar years part-time.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/english/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide an intellectually stimulating environment and academic context in which critical analysis of written texts is valued;

  • to enable students to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of  language and literature through specialist study and research, culminating in their design of a substantial, automonous research project addressing a significant aspect of literary study;

  • to extend students’ command and understanding of relevant concepts, theories, cultural contexts, and critical terminology appropriate to specialist areas of English studies;

  • to enhance students’ ability to question, appraise, and analyse literature, theory, and research findings;

  • to develop students’ skills and competences in a range of research methods and techniques relevant to the investigation of language and literature;

  • to nurture students’ enthusiasm and passion for their special subject area and enhance their career and employability skills.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

 

  • The English Benchmark Statement
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
  • SEEC Level Descriptors
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

 On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

K1  how different social, historical, and cultural contexts affect the nature of literary forms,  genres, and meaning, textual production and reception;

K2  how key concepts, ideas and concerns in the production and analysis of literary texts alter over time;

K3   contemporary debates on appropriate frameworks, theories, and modes of analysis in literary studies;

K4  the different approaches to texts taken by specialists in different historical periods, literary or linguistic fields;

K5  several specific research areas under academic guidance, including one of their devising;

K6  the different modes of research possible in literary and linguistic study, including digital developments.

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

C1  critically analyse and evaluate literary texts;

C2  critically analyse and evaluate research findings;

C3  apply and adapt conceptual frameworks to literary texts;

C4  recognise and analyse new and emerging trends in the study of  English;

C5  engage with and evaluate major philosophies and doctrines and the impact these have   on texts.

 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

P1  identify appropriate areas for research;

P2  develop appropriate strategies and research methodologies to address ideas or themes in self-chosen projects;

P3  construct a written argument, using close-reading skills;

P4  assess the relevance of current critical thinking to the interpretation of texts;

P5  employ bibliographic skills appropriate to the discipline, including accurate citation of texts and scholarly conventions of presentation. 

 

 

c. Key transferable skills:
 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to 

T1  demonstrate well-developed writing skills; 

T2  conduct effective research and evaluate research findings; 

T3  manage and direct their own research project, including effective time management, self-study, drafting and editing; 

T4  participate effectively in group and one-to-one discussions; 

T5  present complex ideas in concise ways; 

T6  reflect upon and analyse their own learning, research and writing.

 

 

4. Programme structure

4.1     To be eligible for consideration for these awards, students must obtain appropriate credit from the following compulsory and optional modules.

Compulsory modules account for a total of 60 credits in Semester 1 and 120 credits in Semester 2 which includes the Dissertation, making a total of the required weighting of 180 credits overall.

Semester 1 

EAP100

Resources for Advanced Research

15 credits

EAP101

Research Mentorship

30 credits

EAP102

Icons and Iconoclasts

15 credits

Semester 2

EAP104

Texts and Technologies

30 credits

EAP103

Boundaries and Transgressions

30 credits

EAP018

Dissertation

60 credits

  

4.2       The subjects for the Dissertation module (EAP018) must be approved in advance by the Programme Leader or nominee, and dissertations must be submitted by a specified date in the first half of September. The dissertation should be a maximum of 15,000 words in length.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1      In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2      Students will normally be permitted to proceed to the Dissertation module (EAP018) after studying taught modules with a total modular weight of 120.

5.3      In accordance with Regulation XXI, candidates who have the right of reassessment in a module will be offered an opportunity to be reassessed in the University’s special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EA MA Creative Writing (2016 and 2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts, English and Drama
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA/ PGDip/ PGCert
Programme title Creative Writing
Programme code EAPT39, EAPT40
Length of programme The minimum duration of the programme is one calendar year full-time, two calendar years part-time.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/english/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide an encouraging and stimulating environment in which students can develop their creative writing;

  • to develop students’ skills in major genres of writing, including scriptwriting, radio writing, prose writing and poetry, and to encourage them to develop specialisms in these.

  • to develop students’ critical skills and self-critical skills;

  • to give students the opportunity to mix critical and creative writing in new ways;

  • to develop students’ research skills, particularly with reference to the kinds of research demanded by creative writing;

  • to develop students’ knowledge of contemporary trends in writing and in the writing industries.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The Benchmark Statement for English and for Drama

  • The Creative Writing Subject Benchmark Statement

  • Framework for High Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

  • the research methods relevant to the production of original, creative work;
  • contemporary developments in creative writing;
  • the usefulness of workshops to develop creative skills;
  • key characteristics of the writing industries.

 

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  •  demonstrate an awareness of generic conventions;
  •  develop a qualitative framework through which to judge their own and others’ work;
  •  understand how to make use of academic research in creative writing;
  •  understand how to produce writing in a structured and consistent way
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  • demonstrate a capacity to provide constructive feedback on other writers’ work;
  • demonstrate an enhanced ability to produce good writing in their chosen genre or genres;
  • develop the ability to write self-reflexively about their own work;
  • assess the connections between their own work and the current state of the literary marketplace
c. Key transferable skills:
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to
  •  retrieve relevant information from both electronic and hard-copy sources and evaluate such sources;
  •  demonstrate well-developed skills in communicating to an audience, both orally and on paper;
  •  demonstrate well-developed writing and inter-personal communication skills;
  •  deliver required work to a given brief, format, length and deadline.
 
 
 

 

4. Programme structure

4.1     To be eligible for consideration for these awards, students must obtain appropriate credit from the following compulsory modules.  

Compulsory modules account for a total of 60 credits in Semester 1 and 120 credits in Semester 2 including the Dissertation, making a total of the required weighting of 180 credits overall. 

Semester 1

EAP002

Departures

30 credits

EAP100

Resources for Advanced Research

15 credits

EAP046

Perspectives

15 credits

Semester 2

EAP001

Diversions

30 credits

EAP053

Writers and the Writing Industries

30 credits

EAP018

Dissertation

60 credits

 4.2       The subjects for the Dissertation module (EAP018) must be approved in advance by the Programme Leader or nominee, and dissertations must be submitted by a specified date in the first half of September. The dissertation should be a maximum of 15,000 words in length.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1      In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements specified in Regulation XXI.

5.2      Students will normally be permitted to proceed to the Dissertation module (EAP018) after studying taught modules with a total modular weight of 120.

5.3      In accordance with Regulation XXI, candidates who have the right of reassessment in a module will be offered an opportunity to be reassessed in the University’s special assessment period.

 

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EA MA English (2014 and 2015 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts, English and Drama
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA/ PGDip /PGCert
Programme title English
Programme code EAPT31, EAPT32
Length of programme The minimum duration of the programme is one calendar year full-time, two calendar years part-time.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/english/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide an intellectually stimulating environment and academic context in which critical analysis of written texts is valued;

  • to enable students to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of  language and literature through specialist study and research, culminating in their design of a substantial, automonous research project addressing a significant aspect of literary study;

  • to extend students’ command and understanding of relevant concepts, theories, cultural contexts, and critical terminology appropriate to specialist areas of English studies;

  • to enhance students’ ability to question, appraise, and analyse literature, theory, and research findings;

  • to develop students’ skills and competences in a range of research methods and techniques relevant to the investigation of language and literature;

  • to nurture students’ enthusiasm and passion for their special subject area and enhance their career and employability skills.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

 

  • The English Benchmark Statement
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
  • SEEC Level Descriptors
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

 On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

K1  how different social, historical, and cultural contexts affect the nature of literary forms,  genres, and meaning, textual production and reception;

K2  how key concepts, ideas and concerns in the production and analysis of literary texts alter over time;

K3   contemporary debates on appropriate frameworks, theories, and modes of analysis in literary studies;

K4  the different approaches to texts taken by specialists in different historical periods, literary or linguistic fields;

K5  several specific research areas under academic guidance, including one of their devising;

K6  the different modes of research possible in literary and linguistic study, including digital developments.

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

C1  critically analyse and evaluate literary texts;

C2  critically analyse and evaluate research findings;

C3  apply and adapt conceptual frameworks to literary texts;

C4  recognise and analyse new and emerging trends in the study of  English;

C5  engage with and evaluate major philosophies and doctrines and the impact these have   on texts.

 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

P1  identify appropriate areas for research;

P2  develop appropriate strategies and research methodologies to address ideas or themes in self-chosen projects;

P3  construct a written argument, using close-reading skills;

P4  assess the relevance of current critical thinking to the interpretation of texts;

P5  employ bibliographic skills appropriate to the discipline, including accurate citation of texts and scholarly conventions of presentation. 

 

 

c. Key transferable skills:
 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to 

T1  demonstrate well-developed writing skills; 

T2  conduct effective research and evaluate research findings; 

T3  manage and direct their own research project, including effective time management, self-study, drafting and editing; 

T4  participate effectively in group and one-to-one discussions; 

T5  present complex ideas in concise ways; 

T6  reflect upon and analyse their own learning, research and writing.

 

 

4. Programme structure

4.1     To be eligible for consideration for these awards, students must obtain appropriate credit from the following compulsory and optional modules.

Compulsory modules in Semesters 1 and 2 account for a total of 105 credits , with optional choices in Semesters 1 and 2 accounting for a total of 75 credits, bringing the total number of credits to the required weighting of 180 credits across both semesters.          

Semester 1 

Compulsory

EAP100

Resources for Advanced Research

15 credits

EAP101

Research Mentorship

30 credits

 

 

 

Optional (Choose one)

EAP102

Icons and Iconoclasts

15 credits

EAP007

Special Subject 2 (by special arrangement only)

15 credits

Semester 2

Compulsory

EAP018

Dissertation

60 credits

 

Optional (Choose two)

EAP104

Boundaries and Transgressions

30 credits

EAP103

Texts and Technologies

30 credits

EAP105

Special Subject 3 (by special arrangement only)

30 credits

  

4.2       The subjects for the Dissertation module (EAP018) must be approved in advance by the Programme Leader or nominee, and dissertations must be submitted by a specified date in the first half of September. The dissertation should be a maximum of 15,000 words in length.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1      In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2      Students will normally be permitted to proceed to the Dissertation module (EAP018) only after successfully accumulating 120 credit units. 

5.3      Students taking the Dissertation module may also be required to take an oral examination on the work submitted. 

5.4      In accordance with Regulation XXI, candidates who have the right of reassessment in a module will be offered an opportunity to be reassessed in the University’s special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

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