Last modified: 28 Apr 2017 11:49
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;
It is an independent research project that can cover any area of environmental management, 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)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This project course will allow students to select a specific area in which to conduct a research project. The projects are varied and can be desk based, lab based, field based or a combination of these project types. The aim of this course is to allow students to demonstrate critical thinking and research skills within their selected research subject. It allows them to collect, manage and interpret empirical, and/or modelled data and gain skills in writing a scientific manuscript, similar to that required by peer-reviewed publications.
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The thesis will be in a written in a scientific journal format. The field/laboratory notebook will also be submitted to make sure that the data are original and collected by the student. Marks are awarded both on account of the quality of the research performed, on the data analysis carried out, as well as the presentation and interpretation of the results.
Formative feedback will be by regular meetings with project supervisor. Additionally written feedback will be given on a draft of the write up (excluding discussion).
Formative feedback is provided during meetings with supervisor, and a draft of the thesis. Written summative feedback is provided to individual students on the final thesis.