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Breadth and Appropriateness of Research:  When assessing work, examiners note the sheer quantity, the quality, and the range of materials that a student has consulted, as well as the appropriateness of the research strategies employed. We require evidence that the material you have consulted has been both read and understood.

Quality of Comprehension:  Examiners not only take note of what has been studied, but also pay close attention to the level of understanding of these materials you demonstrate. Having read appropriate materials does not in itself assure success. It is also necessary to make good sense of them.

Analysis and Synthesis:  Analysis and synthesis refers to the process of first breaking down a complex problem into simpler or more basic elements before subsequently rearranging these elements into a cogent, well supported, and relevant argument.

Cogency:  Cogency is best defined as the ability to command assent. To achieve cogency, the student must first construct a clear and well-signposted argument, taking special care over paragraphing and any necessary division of the work into sections. But to be cogent, an essay must not merely be well structured and logically sequenced; it must also have a clear intention.

Relevance: Any amount of work and any degree of cogency will be wasted if the essay does not stick to the topic that was agreed at the outset. The essay is judged by its consistency with its title. Factual accuracy is not trivial. Inaccurate information in essays and dissertations is likely to be penalised.

Contextualisation: Contextualisation concerns the ability of a student to reach an informed judgement of the essay or dissertation’s place in and implications for the literature to which it belongs. In play here are knowledge of the interests of different academic audiences, awareness of gaps in existing literatures and how best to fill them, and a sense of where a good essay or dissertation might be published to best advantage.

Critical Ability: Having made good sense of the material, the student faces a further task of assessing its implications, its potential as evidence, its logic and its significance. Only by the application of critical skills is good comprehension developed into active understanding. In practical terms, it is the presence of critical ability that distinguishes between the laborious and accurate literature survey that does no more than summarise a range of related materials and, on the other side, the critical survey that imposes a structure, asks persistent questions, detects flaws, and draws illuminating conclusions.

Expression: Aim for good English. Postgraduate students are expected to avoid spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and typographical slips. You should read through and edit work before submission. Unless the written English of a student is of a certain minimum standard, it is impossible to express thought of the kind required to pass the programme.

Transparency: It is vital that the sources of all quotations, of supporting research, including paraphrasing and of facts not commonly known should be referenced. The referencing system should be appropriate to the work in hand and must be fully and consistently applied so that a reader is always able, in principle, to check the accuracy of the work.