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Module

ACE8099 : MEnv Research Project

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Peacock
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 30
Semester 2 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 30.0

Aims

To give students the opportunity to undertake a research investigation equivalent to a short scientific research investigation or consultancy project. Projects will involve the need to clearly define aims and objectives that enable the objectives to be met, analyse the data and/or information collected and prepare a report of the investigation which should include a critical review of the relevant literature.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students have the opportunity to carry out a research investigation on a topic of their choice relevant to environmental science. They will work together with a member of academic staff to carry out an investigation equivalent to a short scientific research investigation or consultancy project. Students will select project titles and identify an appropriate supervisor at the end of Semester 2, Stage 3.
During Semesters 1 & 2, students work individually with the support of their supervisors on the projects. However, there are also regular group tutorials to consolidate library and information literacy skills - as well as to discuss the process of project research throughout Semesters 1 and 2.
The thesis is submitted at the end of the Spring Term and oral presentations are given to the whole group in the second week after Easter.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable