This module enables students to develop independent research and communication skills whilst investigating a topic of specific relevance to their chosen degree. The research conducted - whether text, fieldwork or laboratory-based - will be determined by the topic choice and disciplinary area. Likewise, the presentation of research findings may take the form of an extended essay (standard for humanities and social sciences), project or experimental report (more likely in natural sciences). The unit increases awareness of disciplinary practices typical of each student's chosen degree, and of their preparedness to progress.
||Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
||The project report or essay (3000 words; 75% weighting) is the key element of the assessment, focussing upon the student┐s ability to gather relevant data and communicate research findings (their own and others┐) in a coherent manner. The research journal and reflection (1000 words; 25% weighting), documents the student┐s findings and developing ideas throughout the research process, providing an opportunity to explore in more depth the nature of disciplinary practices in the area of students┐ chosen degrees .
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