Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module provides the opportunity for students to study in depth a topic of their own choice within the subject area of the field. Students self-manage an academic investigation of an appropriate topic with support from an adviser. The module also introduces research methods and the principles of data summary and presentation.
The module content includes: the research process, research ethics, and methods of enquiry appropriate for student's degree programme, technical report writing, report evaluation. It will also provide scope for students to demonstrate their ability to research, analyze, synthesize and evaluate appropriate literature and research findings. Students from Computing, Computer Games Design and Product Design must develop a practical element, however note that the submitted work needs to retain an academic emphasis.
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.
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