Interdisciplinarity is an advanced method of research that requires a unique set of skills. Unlike multidisciplinarity, this kind of research originally integrates different methodologies and blurs the lines between disciplines.
In 2020-2021, this module will look focus on one topic on which students will undertake an interdisciplinary literature review. Students have the freedom to investigate any aspect of the topic using two disciplines that they study (ideally one would be their major). The module will be supported by a series of in person synchronous small group tutorials and asynchronous online resources including talks from experts on the topic and instruction in how to undertake interdisciplinary research. Additional resources will help you write and develop your ideas, research in depth effectively across disciplines and plan out your work.
This module builds directly on the multidisciplinary work of the first year and continues the process of equipping students for their dissertation by undertaking serious independent research in a supported and collegiate space.