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The thesis research module has been designed for you to achieve some of the following learning outcomes of the MSc Global Change Programme:
1. Perform environmental research in a confident manner by applying relevant tools in data collection, management, analysis and reporting.
2. Describe some aspect of the environment which is impacted by global change and understand the implications and possible mitigation and adaptation measures.
3. Evaluate the interaction between policies and the quality of the environment in its multiple biotic, abiotic and cultural-economic dimensions.
4. Understand and promote the development of policy in terms of adaptation and mitigations for natural and managed ecosystems, thereby supporting sustainable livelihoods.
5. Communicate policy-relevant evidence to diverse target audiences in an unambiguous way.
Acquired skills on completion of the module:
- Develop organisational and writing skills
- Locate, synthesise and critically review scientific information and data from a wide range of sources and construct and defend reasoned conclusions
- Design and undertake research using appropriate data collection and analysis methods
- Ability to use and interpret a wide range of datasets
- Communicate findings, ideas and solutions clearly and effectively
- Address the gap between science and policy
- Develop strategies for continuous professional development and continue self-directed learning required to enhance their career ambitions
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback is provided to the students on a draft of their research proposal as well as on a draft of their final thesis. A final feedback sheet of the grading of the thesis is available to the student.