Research Project BIOL5134P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Biodiversity Animal Health Comp Med
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will require students to undertake a quantitatively oriented research project and provide a 10,000 word report of this study formatted for an identified scientific journal (eg Ecological Monographs).

Timetable

Full-time research

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Students will be required to write a comprehensive report, based on independent research that is analysed using the most appropriate quantitative methods learned during the first two Semesters of their programme, and written up to a high standard of English, in the style of research paper appropriate for publication, including a critical analysis of the background literature and how their results fit into the context of the broader body of literature. Students will be required to submit a research proposal (2000 words) before starting on their projects (25%) and will be given a mark (supervisors report) for performance and diligence during the experimental and analytical parts of the project (15%). The remaining 60% will be for a 10,000 word project report.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to have students undertaking a quantitatively oriented research project and providing a 10,000 word report of this study formatted for an identified scientific journal (eg Ecological Monographs).

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

- undertake a quantitatively oriented research project

- provide a 10,000 word report of this study formatted for an identified scientific journal (eg Ecological Monographs).

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit a completed research project to obtain credit.