GEOG3018 Geography Research Project
Independent research project to produce a thesis of original geographic research.
Aims and Objectives
• Experience in formulating and addressing research questions within the field of Geography • Gain expertise in project planning within a chosen sub-discipline of Geography • Demonstrate critical appraisal skills to synthesise information from the literature
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and develop skills further in quantitative and/or qualitative research procedures
- Research and process primary and/or secondary datasets for analysis (this may involve field research)
- Demonstrate ability to synthesise information and analytically process data
- Effectively time manage research progress to become an efficient independent learner
- Summarise key findings for presentation to academics and peers (poster format)
- Produce a final thesis within the allocated word limit which holistically presents findings in a well-structured, academically professional and self-critical format
The research project is developed from ideas of student and under guidance of supervisor. All projects must fall within the remit of Geography. Students are advised on expertise within the AU for geographical research areas: (i) Earth surface dynamics; (ii) global environmental change and Earth observation; (iii) paleoecology; (iv) political geography; (v) social geography; (vi) economic geography; (vii) disease geography; and (viii) cultural geography.
The module is accessible to all students.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Supervision and independent study/research
|Total study time||166|
If two reviewers disagree in the mark, a third reviewer is used.
|Dissertation (10000 words)||100%|