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FY4007: FORESTRY HONOURS PROJECT (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:32


Course Overview

  • This independent research project develops your skills in scientific inquiry and critical analysis, as well as useful generic skills, including time management.
  • Projects are field-, lab- and/or desk-based, developed on a topic of your interest under the direction of a supervisor. 
  • Training in the skills needed to perform your project is provided by world-leading researchers and their teams.
  • Workshops and drop-in sessions provide training in data analys and thesis production.
  • This skill set will be useful both for future careers and further study in forestry or other careers making use of these generic skills.




Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 45 credits (22.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Stephen Woodward

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • One of BSc Plant and Soil Sciences (Studied) or BSc Forestry (Studied) or BSc Forest Sciences (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • FY4005 Forest Management Plan (Studied)
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Preparation of a thesis or a dissertation based on guided research work or reading carried out by the student. The subject of the project should be relevant to the student’s intended specialisation.

Associated Costs

No additional costs

Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Written project 10,000-12,000 words (100%).
Resit: Resubmission of written project 10,000-12,000 words (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students will get informal feedback from project supervisor during meetings and through feedback on project proposals. In addition, students will get written feedback on a draft of their project prior to submission.

Feedback

Students receive verbal feedback from their supervisors that summarizes strengths and weaknesses after the projects are marked

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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