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BI4016: SBS HONOURS PROJECT (SEMESTER 1) (2017-2018)

Last modified: 30 May 2017 16:41


Course Overview

This independent research project develops your skills in scientific inquiry and critical analysis, as well as important generic skills, including presentation and 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 skills needed to perform your project is provided by world-leading researchers and their teams.

Workshops and drop-in sessions provide training in data analysis and thesis production.

This skill set will be appropriate for advanced study in the field of biological science or other careers where the generic skills that you will develop are highly valued.

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
  • Dr John Baird
  • Dr Jeremy Sternberg

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • One of BSc Biology (Studied) or BSc Conservation Biology (Studied) or BSc Zoology (Studied) or BSc Animal Ecology (Studied) or BSc Marine Biology (Studied) or BSc Animal Behaviour (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Biology (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biological Sciences (Honours) (Studied) or BSc Plant and Soil Sciences (Studied) or BSc Ecology (Studied) or BSc Forestry (Studied) or BSc Forest Sciences (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

An independent research project is supervised by a member of staff. The project is carried out during the first half-session. This is an independent piece of work although meetings with supervisors are to be held regularly during the project development, implementation and write-up. The candidate is required to submit a written thesis on the results of the work.

Associated Costs

No additional costs

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Animal Behaviour
  • BSc Animal Ecology
  • BSc Behavioural Biology
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Honours)
  • BSc Biology
  • BSc Conservation Biology
  • BSc Ecology
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Forest Sciences
  • BSc Forestry
  • BSc Marine Biology
  • BSc Parasitology
  • BSc Plant and Soil Sciences
  • BSc Wildlife Management
  • BSc Zoology
  • Bachelor Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management
  • MSci Biological Sciences
  • Non-Graduating Student in Science Iss

Contact Teaching Time

14 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Project Plan (15%); Supervisor evaluation of research/practical skills (15%), Written thesis max 12000 words (70%)

Formative Assessment

Students will get informal verbal feedback from project supervisor regularly throughout the project and formal written feedback on the project plan. Students will get written feedback on a draft of their project prior to submission and written feedback on the final thesis.

Feedback

None.

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