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Provides thorough training in managing all aspects of a research project from inception to delivery of a thesis in the format of a scientific manuscript, technical note or consultancy report;
It is an independent research project that can cover any area of environmental science, and which may be computer, laboratory, greenhouse, partner company or field based;
It may be done in the UK or internationally and requires close supervision and training through individual meetings and tuition with supervisor;
May use new technology and research or commercial deliverables to enhance the learning experience and skill base of the student.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||60 credits (30 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: To demonstrate critical thinking within a selected research subject To collect, manage and interpret empirical and/or modelled data To write in a scientific manner similar to that required by peer-reviewed publications Main Learning Outcomes: How to manage time and resources in a research project To review scientific literature How to link project data to scientific literature findings To interpret data and present it in a valid and critical manner To develop a critical appraisal of a research project and place this in a scientific context To demonstrate written and oral communication as a research scientist To maintain a laboratory or field notebook Content: Research project involving independent data collection, modelling and interpretation.
Students who have passed the taught components on the MSc Environmental Science programme will be permitted to proceed to this course.
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