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Module

ACE3907 : BSc Environmental Science Dissertation

  • 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: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

The aims of the module are to:
• Give students the opportunity to undertake a substantial, individual piece of work which addresses current and future issues in environmental science. Projects will involve the need to clearly define aims and objectives with reference to testable scientific hypotheses where appropriate, design experiments or surveys 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
• To obtain a deeper understanding of an environmental science topic than made possible by following a taught programme of study
• To develop independent study skills and prepare an extended individual piece of work

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. Students will select titles and identify an appropriate supervisor at the end of Semester 2, Stage II. The student will be required to complete a project outline document as part of the project planning, and maintain a portfolio documenting the project and reflecting on skills development. The thesis is submitted at the end of the spring term (April), a progress report in the form of an oral presentation will be delivered to the whole cohort at the end of the autumn term, and a target communication (Poster/Podcast/Leaflet) will be provided during the summer term.

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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