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ES5003   Research Dissertation

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

An individual research project on a topic in geological sciences which allows the student to pursue in depth a topic of personal interest. The student works largely independently of supervision and has the opportunity to demonstrate individuality, initiative and enterprise. Skills of planning and executing research are learnt, as well as the ability to work independently, and present the results orally and in dissertation form (up to 7,000 words). The project report will be as a publication-ready article in the manner of the journal Geology.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Students must be in Year 5 of the MGeol Earth Sciences programme

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Regular meetings with supervisor arranged as required.

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 570

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100% (Project proposal = 5%, Oral Presentation = 10%, Dissertation = 85%)

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available


Module teaching staff: Earth and Environmental Sciences staff