Courses Catalogue

Doctoral Research Seminar

COURSE CODE: UCC9004
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Conflict Resolution and Peace-building, PhD
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

Students will critically examine the current literature associated with their research interests and examine applicable conceptual constructs and methodologies. Students will complete the first drafts of the first three chapters of their dissertation, which will be used for their dissertation proposal. A complete review of the literature and draft of the dissertation proposal will be evaluated for methodological strengths and weaknesses. By the end of year three, semester one, students should be able to present their research findings and subsequently in semester two submit their thesis.

 

The course adopts a hands-on practical approach to equip students with knowledge on and capacity to use various qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques relevant to their research. Several simulation exercises are undertaken in the course to enable students do the following:

  • Write publishable articles
  • Present seminar papers.
  • Present seminar papers.
  • Dissemination of Information

 

COURSE AIMS

1.            To support students in writing their proposals;

2.            To equip students with the ability to write to publishable standards;

3.            To develop in students effective academic presentation and discussion skills.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

1.            Write their research proposals;

2.            Write to publishable standards;

3.            Demonstrateeffective academic presentation and discussion skills.