40 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The project is an original research investigation carried out individually under the supervision of one or more members of the academic staff. Students carry out a Literature Survey involving the reading of original papers and review articles in Learned Society Journals and Conference Proceedings. Most projects involve extensive laboratory work although some may be based primarily on a survey of the published literature or computational studies. The assessment of the project includes a verbal presentation on the work carried out before staff and other students and a written dissertation.

Assessment: Course work

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