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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

  • Enables students to identify the rationale, questions, methods and logistics associated with their summer research projects;
  • Time-tabling is unstructured to allow students the flexibility to meet with their supervisory team, undertake preliminary analyses and arrange logistics;
  • Assessment designed to capture the key aims and methods of the project, and this work can be used as the basis of the main introductory chapter in the final thesis.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Sarah Woodin

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of MRes Ecology & Environmental Sustainability (Studied) or MSc Ecology & Environmental Sustainability (Studied) or Master Of Science In Ecology & Conservation (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

How to write a literature review; how to plan a project; how to write a research proposal.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

100% continuous assessment in the form of a literature review and project plan.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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