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ID4442   Combined Research Project in Biology and Geology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 45

ECTS credits : 22

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module provides an individual research project on a topic spanning the biological and 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. The project will be supported by advisors in both Biology and Geology. 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 10,000 words). (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Admission to bsc honours programme in biology and geology

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Individual supervision by member(s) of teaching staff

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 430

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Research proposal = 5%, Oral Presentation = 10%, Dissertation = 85%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 10%
Coursework: 90%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available


Module coordinator: Dr T D Raub
Module teaching staff: Dr T Raub