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Course Overview

This course requires planning, executing and writing-up an independent research project on a topic relevant to the remit of the programme. In consultation with their supervisor(s), students formulate a testable hypothesis, design an analytical approach suitable for testing those hypotheses, analyse the data and interpret the results. Results are presented orally in the final week of the programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Tara Marshall
  • Dr Philip Smith

Qualification Prerequisites


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

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

·        Independent research project that can cover any area of marine or fisheries ecology, and which is computer-, laboratory-, or field-based;

·        Provides training in managing all aspects of undertaking an independent research project from inception to delivery of a project report written in the format of a publication in an international scientific journal;

·        Research topics are flexible; they can be local or international and are often associated with on-going research conducted by academic staff;

·        Projects may require collaboration with external organisations which enables students to access a greater range of facilities and expertise.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology
  • MSc Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology

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Formative Assessment




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