20 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: GEO399

Aims/Description: In this module students will consolidate the skills and knowledge they have gained in earlier levels of study and use these to produce a dissertation. Students will work individually, guided by a member of staff, to identify and plan a biological study based on a literature review. They will collect and synthesise information from a variety of sources, interpret and critically assess their findings. They will then present their dissertation in the format of a review paper.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students studying APSU13, APSU14, APSU03, APSUI5, APSU05, APSU16, APSU06, APSU17,APSU24, APSU25, APSU29, GEOU211, GEOU210, GEOU98.Not available to environmental science.

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Animal and Plant Sciences):

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