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Module

ACE3905 : Research Project and Dissertation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Ankush Prashar
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

This module aims to develop the student’s ability to conduct research on plant and crop science topics and report the research outcome as a scientific dissertation. This will be carried out by:

1. Integrating and extending knowledge and skills gained throughout the undergraduate programme; and
2. Encouraging students to work on their own initiative whilst being supported by the assessment processes and
their respective supervisors.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Introduction to the Module
•An introduction to the module and an in-depth look at “the dissertation”.

2. Choosing a Dissertation Topic
•An overview of factors to consider when choosing a dissertation topic and a discussion of the research work involved.

3. Project Design and Management and Literature Review Considerations
•Planning and management of the project. An overview of the factors to consider when undertaking a literature review.

4. Methodological and Ethical Considerations
•An overview of data collection resources, techniques involved and potential requirements for ethical approval.

5. Presentation of Topic Proposal Teaching
•Each Student will be required to give a brief (5 minute presentation) of their project ideas. This is compulsory.

6. Requirements for the Progress Report
• Review of the assessment requirements for the progress report.

7. Requirements for the Final Dissertation
• Review of the formatting requirements for the final dissertation.

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.

Reading Lists

Timetable