This module provides the opportunity to gain deeper learning of research and your specialist field.
Aims and Objectives
Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Motivate an appropriate research project through critical evaluation of existing literature and theory, and the identification and justification of a novel research question.
- Demonstrate mastery of written scientific communication, including effective graphical presentation of data, observation of scientific conventions, the use of concise and clear language and the presentation of logical, coherent arguments.
- To design, justify and execute a plan of scientific investigation (usually involving the collection of observations), involving the critical evaluation of alternative research strategies and within constrains of resources available.
- Critically evaluate the results of your investigation, in comparison with existing literature and theory, to draw appropriate conclusions.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Learning activities are based on motivating, designing, carrying out, analysing, interpreting and presenting a research study.
Teaching methods are based around (1) introductory sessions with, and general oversight from, the module co-ordinator; (2) meetings with, and ongoing feedback of ideas and work from, your research supervisor who will guide you through the process. Your supervisor might also assist you to prepare a manuscript based on your research for submission to an academic journal.
|Total study time||450|
Method of Repeat Year:
Repeat year externally (via re-submission of thesis).
Repeat year internally (via new project with new supervisor).
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External