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BB30234: Final year project D

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Credits: 30 [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 600
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Final Year Project (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
BB30234 Re-submission of Final Year Project (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take BB30042 OR take BB30051 OR take BB30163 OR take BB30233
Aims: To provide students with research skills associated with conducting a scientific investigation, analysing and interpreting findings and reporting the outcome.

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course the student should be able to:
* demonstrate the intellectual, time- and resource-management and technical requirements for productive, rigorous and responsible scientific investigation and reporting;
* write scientifically at the level of a primary research paper and/or review;
* demonstrate technical, time and resource management, analytical, interpretative and literature-accessing skills appropriate to the undertaking and presentation of their project.

Skills: Learning & studying (T/F/A), Written communication (T/F/A), Numeracy & computation (T/F/A), Data acquisition, handling & analysis (T/F/A), Laboratory or Fieldwork skills (T/F/A), Information technology (T/F/A), Problem solving (T/F/A), Information handling & retrieval (T/F/A), Interpersonal & teamwork skills (T/F/A), Working independently (T/F/A).

Content: Selection and definition of a problem that can be investigated effectively within constraints of safety, time and resources; strategic planning; gathering, processing, analysis and interpretation of information; literature searching and reviewing; scientific writing and presentation.

Programme availability:

BB30234 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry


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