IRFL40130 Advanced Research 1

Academic Year 2022/2023

In the course of this module students will be given the opportuniy to familiarise themselves with the various methodologies and theoretical frameworks in Folkloristics and Folklore Studies. There will be a number of specialist lectures followed by group discussion. The lecture will be concerned with a specific topic, and the discussion will focus on what can be learned from an investigation of that topic. In this way, the methods of study of folklore will be tested, and a variety of interpretations probed, with the intention of gaining new insights into the particular topic and into folklore studies in general over a wide range.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

-Have exapnded their understanding of methodological approaches in folklore research and ethnographic filedwork;
-have engaged in group discussions with experts in the field in order to develop crtitical thinking;
- have developed the skills required to carry out independent research;
-have acquired the confidence in this realm of learning, and will have equipped the students with the necessary tools for further investigation and analysis of folkloric material.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Teaching is carried out in seminar-style participatory classes. Archival and primary sources are widely used in all modules, and students are also encouraged to make use of digital archive resources in their research and learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: End of semester presentation on one's research plan. Week 12 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Dr Tiber Falzett Lecturer / Co-Lecturer