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HL40484: Research project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 24      [equivalent to 48 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 480
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 10%, OR 15%, OT 75%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Presentation (CW 10% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Final Report (OT 75% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • AS30177 Action Plan for Research Project (Comp) (OR 15% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL40481
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To perform an individual research project, including data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination in order to assess an original hypothesis or research question.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Demonstrate specialist knowledge and critical awareness of current problems in order to provide new insights in their chosen area of sport and exercise science
* Plan data collection, collect data and appropriately analyse it
* Synthesise research data and disseminate research findings on oral and written format
* Defend their project work in a viva-voce examination.


* Knowledge and understanding (taught, facilitated and assessed)
* Intellectual skills (facilitated and assessed)
* Professional practical skills (taught, facilitated and assessed)
* Written communication (facilitated and assessed)
* Spoken communication (facilitated and assessed)
* Numeracy (facilitated and assessed)
* Data acquisition, handling, and analysis (taught, facilitated and assessed)
* Information technology (facilitated and assessed)
* Problem solving (facilitated and assessed)
* Working independently (facilitated and assessed)


* Collection of project data
* Presentation of research project in written and oral formats
* Production of a final report including an abstract, introduction and review, methods, results, discussion, references and appendices sections. The report should contain evidence of (a) originality in the application of knowledge and skills acquired during the course and (b) further study of current research positions in the field of the project.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL40484 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 4)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 5)