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Provides training in managing all aspects of a research project from inception to delivery of a thesis;
It's an independent research project that can cover any area of environmental science, and may be computer, laboratory, greenhouse, or field based;
There's a requirement for close supervision and training through individual meetings and tuition with a supervisor;
May use new technology and research or commercial deliverables to enhance learning experience and skill base of the student.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Research and investigation project involving (where applicable) project planning, experimental design, sampling design, independent data collection, modelling and interpretation.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: The Environmental Science Research & Investigation project write-up will be in the style of a thesis. The field/laboratory notebook will also be submitted to ensure 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. There are two internal University markers, one of them being the project supervisor.
Resit: Resubmission of failed individual elements of continuous assessment
Students will meet regularly with their supervisor to discuss project development and progress. There will also be active participation in research group activities of the supervisor for university based projects.
Feedback will be provided as written comments on an electronic submission of the thesis.