120 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Aims/Description: The aim of the individual research project is to give you the opportunity to further develop the advanced knowledge and skills gained in the course, and apply these to a specific problem (or set of problems) at a research level. You will be allocated a research supervisor and work as part of the ACSE research groups/teams. This will enable you to experience and engage with active state-of-the-art research in our discipline. The length of the projects duration and timing (120 credits, year-long) gives you a genuine opportunity to create impact with your work, and experience world-class research. The main outcomes of the research projects would be of high quality and research rigour that could potentially be further developed after the end of the project towards a scientific publication. It builds on the taught modules and develops a greater level of independence. You, guided by the academic supervisor, will jointly develop the project specification and aims. You are expected to demonstrate a high level of initiative and independence. You will also develop skills in creative and critical thinking, analysis, reflection, effective project management and communication. This project module also includes a `research skills' taught component (via seminars), which will help you develop research-specific skills, tailored from the projects.

Staff Contact: AITKEN JONATHAN
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work, Presentation, Vivavoce

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