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GEOLGG01 MSc Geoscience Research Methods

AIMS

To develop the participants ability to plan research particularly in relation to:

  • Assessing previous work from the literature and identifying research needs;
  • Planning work including the assessment of risks and costs and time needed.

OUTCOMES

Knowledge of:

  • The research facilities of the department;
  • Methods of data analysis;
  • Computational skills including introductory programming;
  • Safety protocols at UCL;
  • Report writing.

Understanding of:

The need for consideration in research of: planning, costing, communication and safety assessment.

CONTENT

The Research Methods module is the first of three components of the research training of the MSc in Geoscience, which represent half the credits of the MSc. The three components, chronologically, are:

  1. Research Methods module (Term 1): 15 credits
  2. Project Proposal (Term 2): 15 credits
  3. Dissertation (Term 3): 60 credits

The ‘Research Methods’ module is taught at the beginning of Term 1 and will be generic training including, for example: basic safety, data analysis, laboratory methods, and presentation skills (a poster will be produced).

Title MSc Geoscience Research Methods
UG Code GEOLGG01
Coordinator Dr Ian Wood
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Term 1
Credits 15
Written Exam  
Coursework 100%
Pre-Requisites  
Maths & Stats Content and Requirement  
Total Number of Hours of Student Work 188 hours
Hours of Lectures/Seminars 10 hours
Hours of Practicals/Problem Classes 16 hours
Hours of Tutorials  
Days of Fieldwork  
Other  
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