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BIOL3071 External Research Project

Module Overview

Each student undertakes an independent research investigation using, for example, a collection at a museum, or similar. The research includes both literature survey and practical components. The literature component will consist of a critical review of work relating to the proposed practical component of the project. The research work is related to the appropriate degree programme and will vary accordingly. Each student is assigned to an appropriate supervisor who will advise on and direct the project and the preparation of a written report. The aim of this module is to allow students to carry out an intensive research-based project on a special topic related to his/her main area of study, and to complete a literature survey on a topic related to this area of research, with an external scholarly institution.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to allow students to carry out an extensive project on a special topic related to his/her main area of study, and to incorporate a literature survey on the topic related directly to this area of research.

Syllabus

Each student undertakes an independent investigation using a collection at a museum, or similar, that includes both a literature survey and practical components. The theory component will consist of a critical review of the literature relating to the proposed experimental component of the project. The research work is related to the appropriate degree programme. Each student is assigned to an appropriate supervisor in Biological Sciences. Assistance in approaching external partners will be provided, but student will need to identify an institution with whom they wish to carry out their research during their second year of study. The Biological Sciences supervisor will advise on and direct the project in collaboration with the partner institution supervisor. Both of the supervisors will assist in the preparation of a written report.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Practical work and individual study

TypeHours
Independent Study200
Blended Learning100
Total study time300

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Written project 100%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Written project 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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