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HR909 - Project/Work Placement/Dissertation

  • Module code: HR909
  • Module name: Project/Work Placement/Dissertation
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The project is a stand-alone component of the MSc allowing the Student to experience, first hand, research skills, hypothesis development, hypothesis testing, data collection, data handling, data evaluation and result presentation. As part of the project the student will present and discuss plans, data and outputs with group members and supervisor. The topic will relate to knowledge gained during the taught modules and be an opportunity to exploit both this knowledge and the core skills developed during the course. The problem will be relevant to current and developing research programmes or work practices and will make a contribution to the ongoing operation of the host group.

Principal learning outcomes

· By the end of the module the student should have an advanced and critical knowledge of a selected aspect of a topic related to the degree · By the end of the module the student should be able to communicate contemporary practice and discuss critically relevant practices and achievements. Presentation of a reasoned argument or experimental plan is expected · By the end of the module the student should be able to recognise, suggest and exploit appropriate strategies · By the end of the module the student should be able to collect and analyse data and use it to help solve commodity problems.

Timetabled teaching activities

4 months

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: HR909-60)
AP (Assessed work only) other 80%
  Seminar 20%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate (D4A1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century (D4A2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Food Security (D4A3) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Integrative Bioscience (C1PK) - Year 1