ANSC40090 Equine Science Project

Academic Year 2021/2022

The aim of the Equine Science Project in the Animal Science - Equine degree programme is to enable students to bring learning outcomes from one or a variety of modules in the degree programme together in a coherent manner, into a relevant project of their choice. In particular, the project should aim to address a specific issue of importance to the equine industry and students may reflect on their Equine PWE experiences when deciding on a project topic. Students may select a topic of their own choice provided that it is related in some way to the material of the degree programme and that it has been agreed with the module coordinator. Depending on the project, an appropriate member of the academic staff may be required to supervise the project. A title and appropriate workplan for the project will be agreed with the student. The project will generally be composed of : a Title, Introduction, Objectives, Literature review, Research methodology, Research findings, Interpretation and Conclusions, supported by an associated Reference / Citation list. The project will be submitted to an announced deadline. Students will be required to present the results from their project at the end of the module. Most projects are expected to be hypothesis driven. In some instances the project may take the form of a major literature review, towards hypothesis generation and a reflection of gaps in knowledge in the area researched.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The student will independently complete an individual project through which they will learn: To develop and test an hypothesis; to complete a structured research project in a controlled research environment; to integrate the knowledge acquired in other modules of their programme; the challenges of literature research and interpretation; to interpret and make independent judgments on their own research findings and those of others.

Indicative Module Content:

Hypothesis generation
Research activity
Statistical analysis
Scientific writing

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
• active/task-based learning
• student presentations
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ANSC30230 - Professional Work Exp (Equine)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Written research project. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Milestones / Deliverables during module - Title & supervisor agreement, project outline, literature review, tutorial contribution Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided to students as a group/class during tutorials, specifically focusing on the tasks required for completion at each stage of the project for progression through the module.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Barbara Murphy Tutor