The aim of the course is (a) to provide in-depth knowledge of a particular specialism in current research; and (b) to give hands-on experience of doing research in a collaborative setting.
The module 'Masterclasses' provides a follow-up to the four thematic seminars offered in Block 1 (Thinking Literature) and Block 2 (Literature Across Cultures; Media Materialities; Cultural Memory). Students participate in two parallel projects, each of which pertains to a different theme. In each case, the aim is to pursue further one of the central themes of the CLS programme in the form of a collaborative research project that is directly related to the ongoing research of one of the senior members of staff. More detailed information about the range of projects on offer will be available at the beginning of the academic year.|
This course serves as preparation for a PhD program in the humanities by offering hands-on training in research. It also helps prepare for non-academic careers paths by training students in transferable skills that will be broadly useful: conducting and planning research, project management and collaboration. The course will also help students decide if they would like themselves to become professional researchers in the long term.