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BI4016: SBS HONOURS PROJECT (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:44


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr j baird
  • Dr j sternberg

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

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


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 9, 14, 19

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Supervisor evaluation of research/practical skills

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will get informal verbal feedback from project supervisor regularly throughout the project and formal written feedback on the project plan.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will get written feedback on a draft of their project prior to submission and written feedback on the final thesis.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will get informal verbal feedback from project supervisor regularly throughout the project and formal written feedback on the project plan.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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