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The three-month individual Research Project can cover any area of soil science and is undertaken under the supervision of a member of staff who is an expert in your chosen field. Many projects are also done in collaboration with an external organisation. The project provides opportunities for you to develop your abilities and skills, generate hypotheses and design ways of testing them and to analyse, report and discuss your findings. You will learn to take responsibility for implementing your own plans and modifying them as necessary. The project is written up in the form of a scientific paper manuscript.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||60 credits (30 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Students who have passed the taught components on the MSc Soil Science or the MRes Soil Science programmes will be permitted to proceed to this course.
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100 % continuous assessment based on mark for performance during project (10%) and the paper manuscript (90%).
Students gain feedback through discussion with their project supervisor throughout the project. The supervisor also provides comments on one draft version of the paper manuscript (except for the Discussion).
Written feedback on performance from the project supervisor.
Written feedback on the paper manuscript from the project supervisor and a second marker.