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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

Throughout the course students will work independently on a research topic that will have been identified prior to the start of the course. PgDip students will produce an assessment on an appropriate topic that will have been identified through discussion with the course coordinator and count towards completion of their degree. MSc students will produce a literature review on the topic of their research project and will develop a project plan that will constitute project management.

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 Tara Marshall

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MRes Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology (Studied) or MSc Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology (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

Project plan developed in collaboration with supervisor(s). This can function as a “live” document such that changes to the activities and deadlines is recorded for the purposes of effect project management.

Project plan communicated to programme co-coordinators via MyAberdeen.

Independent literature research is undertaken by the student.

Literature research summarised in the form of a substantive review essay.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


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

Formative Assessment

Discussions with project supervisor(s) regarding the literature review constitutes formative assessment. A lecture on how to write a literature review will be given in the second term by the course coordinator.


Feedback on the assessed literature review is given via MyAberdeen.

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