GEO263 Research Design in Physical Geography

Level 2
Credits 10
Availability Core for BSc Geography
Not available to other degrees
Semester Spring
Prerequisites GEO150
Description The ability to undertake independent research is a key skill in a Geography degree and in many areas of future employment. This module provides a background to undertaking research and practical experience in undertaking small research projects.
Aims This unit aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to undertake a piece of independent research.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the unit, a candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Write a research proposal that identifies a research problem in physical geography in the context of existing understanding, provides a methodology for conducting the research, and assesses the contribution that the proposed research may make.
  2. Present a verbal report on a piece of research that they have undertaken.
Delivery Methods Lectures, field course
Student Contact Hours 54
Assessment Methods Coursework
(convenor underlined)
Dr Darrel Swift, Dr Edward Hanna (field course convenor), other physical geography staff

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