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Research Project Preparation

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Katherine Parks
Academic year

Module overview

This module prepares students to undertake an independent research project as part of their final undergraduate year. In the first section of the module students will participate in a series of workshops covering a range of methods which they may wish to use in their dissertation. They will be able to select which workshops align with their interests.

Subsequently, students are introduced to the literature review process and how to marshal library materials and formulate a research question.

After refining their research interests based on their initial reading and the methods workshop, students are assigned a supervisor within the School of Geography and Environmental Science who aligns with their research interests. Working with their supervisor, students will plan a research proposal, including risk and ethics assessment techniques (where required).