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Research Project - ENV00011H

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Adam Green
  • Credit value: 40 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module summary

The Research Project enables students to explore a subject in depth through independent research. Research topics must be appropriate to the degree.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2024-25 to Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The research project enables students to pursue a topic of personal interest that is related to their degree. This will include primary and secondary research, analysis, argument development and written communication.

Module learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

1. Knowledge and understanding

Successful students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of recent research within their chosen topic

  • demonstrate an understanding of how their specific research complements other research in the relevant area.

2. Skills and attributes

Successful students will be able to:

  • identify and define a research topic and related hypothesis

  • undertake research work in their own time

  • plan and keep to a timetable for the work

  • devise appropriate methods for addressing key questions or testing hypotheses in this area including experimental design, field data collection, the construction and testing of models and/or laboratory techniques

  • use appropriate statistical techniques to analyse the results of their investigations

  • present their research results in the form of a scientific paper

Generic / Employability Skills:

In completing the project, students will be practising all of the below skills to a greater or lesser extent depending on their choice of project:

Multi-tasking; Presenting written material; Presenting material orally; Keeping records; computer literacy/Utilisation of specialist computer software; Problem Solving/Analytical Skills; Initiative/Self-Starting; adaptability and Flexibility; Creativity; Planning and organisation; Numeracy; Time management


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Research report
N/A 100

Module feedback

Formative feedback is offered during the supervisor sessions with individual supervisors. Comments on project proposals and drafts are given by the supervisor.

Feedback on the dissertation is provided on a feedback form that amalgamates comments from both first and second markers.

Indicative reading

A reading list will be made available on the VLE

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.