Liberal Arts

Applied Research II: Final Project

Module code: Q9131
Level 6
30 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module draws on all the skills and knowledge gained from the course thus far. Students develop their own projects in response to a specific set of ‘real world’ challenges or problems. They are asked to select one from a number of briefs, some of which have been devised by industry partners based on the challenges to which they are currently developing solutions. The project could take a wide variety of forms: from prototype solutions to activist campaigns, lecture series to documentaries, exhibitions to creative writing. Students will be closely supervised and mentored throughout this process. Particular skills and needs will be addressed in a bespoke way using the university’s resources and those of the Liberal Arts Advisory Board.

Module learning outcomes

  • Identify and critically reflect on key aspects of global problems as they relate to localities and/or specific examples.
  • Critically examine complex issues using evidence-based reasoning to identify/solve problems and make informed decisions
  • Apply humanities practice to academic (theoretical) and real-world problems/situations.
  • Engage in active collaboration with others, including communities beyond the University; value and evaluate differing and multiple perspectives.
  • Produce primary material, and draw on a range of secondary and primary sources, including research, for a project.
  • Employ a variety of practices to present information and communicate and develop arguments.