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Modules

MST8025 : Marine Ecosystems Research

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 50
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 60.0

Aims

To give students a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the research environment; To develop the research skills, practices and knowledge required to address specific research objectives; To prepare for more effective participation in professional programmes involving research, including higher research degrees.

Outline Of Syllabus

Research supervision

The form of supervisions will be determined by student and supervisor, but may be in approximately the following form: focusing of topic of study; writing a proposal; completing contingent requirements including agreement of any research partner, compliance with any statutory issues (health, safety, risk assessments, permissions, COSHH, diving rules, ethical issues, insurance); literature review of selected subject; project initiation; project supervision; project management; processing and analysis of data; interpretation of information derived; draft review; completion of review; writing a scientific paper; draft paper; completion of paper; submission of paper for publication.

Research project

The work undertaken by the student will depend on the topic they decide under supervision to address, and may involve solely laboratory or field-based work, solely desk-based work, or some combination of these. The student will be encouraged in the second semester to attend relevant teaching in existing modules to help develop knowledge and skills (e.g. GIS, statistical modelling) as appropriate to the topic selected,Oral presentation. The student will orally present the results of their research.

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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