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SES3000 : Sport and Exercise Science Research Project

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Emma Cockburn
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 20.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module aims to provide experience of primary research in a current topic in sport and exercise science to provide the students with an opportunity to develop key research skills under the direction of a supervisor.

Outline Of Syllabus

There is no formal syllabus. Research projects are individually tailored by each supervisor / research group.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1130:00130:00Writing of dissertation and oral presentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture21:002:00PIP Module talks to set students up for the module & their research projects
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities113:0013:00Activities to develop academic skills.Incl. excel, adv images & document management, using endnote.
Guided Independent StudyProject work1220:00220:00May include data collection, data analysis & interpretation, & reviewing literature
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops12:002:00PIP - Presentation skills Training & bespoke project specific training
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery91:009:00Synchronous online drop-in sessions with ML to discuss processes/assessments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision241:0024:00PIP Supervisor meetings with students
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Project work makes up the majority of the time and can be undertaken in a wide range of settings. The project work is ideal for the development of skills that will enhance employability. Lectures and workshops will provide students with core information around the processes of completing their research project and writing the research report. Tutorials encourage increased understanding by application of knowledge and discussion with peers and supervisors and provide opportunity for regular on-going feedback as the project progress. Private study will allow students to extend and reinforce their knowledge and understanding through reading text books, journal articles and use of other recommended resources (e.g. podcasts).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation2M70Written report (5,000 words)
Prof skill assessmnt2M10Professionalism and engagement during the research project process
Oral Examination2M20PIP 10-minute individual oral presentation on project and answer questions
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Dissertation1Mstudents can submit a draft version of their dissertation (individual sections or as an entire piece) to supervisors for feedback
Dissertation2Mstudents can submit a draft version of their dissertation (individual sections or as an entire piece) to supervisors for feedback
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The dissertation will assess skills in information literacy, problem solving, data analysis and evaluation and written communication of scientific data.

The oral presentation will assess the students presentation skills and oral communication of scientific data and provide them with the opportunity to present their research to peers and staff.

The remaining 10% of available marks are awarded for professionalism and engagement of the student throughout the research project process.

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