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Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:59

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

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Ecology & Environmental Sustainability
  • MSc Ecology & Environmental Sustainability
  • Master Of Science In Ecology & Conservation

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


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

Formative Assessment




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