FCA1000 : Interdisciplinary Research in Practice

Convener(s): Dr Robert McKay


General Information

This module also runs as FCA2000 and FCA3000.

Students taking this module will develop and host a research symposium at which they will present the results of their own research, conducted during the semester, on a defined theme. In 2014-15 the topic will be "work". This topic will be explored from different disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, which include literary, philosophical, historical, linguistic, musical, archaeological and Biblical studies. The module will be led by academic staff, but students themselves will take the lead in developing the research direction and outcomes of the group, utilising the various research practices and techniques presented by academic participants.


The teaching on this module is a combination of two-hour workshops, organised group study, and individual research tutorials.


Students will be assessed on their participation in a symposium at the end of the module at which they present the results of their individual research. Students will also produce a portfolio that will assess engagement with the processes of academic research. This portfolio will include a number of non-assessed tasks, a summary report detailing the research skills developed on the course, and an essay based on the student’s research.

Contact Details

Dr Robert McKay


Information last changed: Monday 10th of August 2015 :: 12:40:05 PM (BST)

Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course convener.


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK