Research Project: Conservation Management of African Ecosystems BIOL5337P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Biodiversity One Health Vet Med
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course will require students to undertake a quantitatively oriented research project and provide a report of this study formatted for an identified scientific journal (eg Ecological Monographs).


Full-time research project with meetings with regular supervisor throughout the duration.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



1. A research proposal (2,000 words approx) - 25% (ILO 1)

2. A presentation (oral or poster) - 15%. (ILO 3)

3. Report (10,000 words approx.) - 50% (ILO 3)

4. Supervisor report - 10% (ILO 2)

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessment is not available for supervisors report



Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to have students propose and undertake a research project that results in a report, formatted for an identified scientific journal, and to make a presentation of their work.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate the literature and prepare a literature review reflecting the current status of the work being undertaken.

2. Successfully plan, design, implement and critically discuss a research project.

3. Effective communication of research outcomes in a manner appropriate to stakeholder in multiple formats such as poster, presentations, and scientific reports.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.