Module details for Honours Project


This module allows the student to develop their own intellectual processes and communication skills in the pursuit of research goals substantially defined by the student.


The aim of this Module is to develop the ability to apply intellectual, organisational and communication skills within a specified area of study to enhance the capacity for independent thought, innovation and critical analysis of original and published data.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Organise and carry out a research project in a specified area

2.  Interpret and evaluate data obtained from a research project

3.  Defend and justify the findings of a research project

4.  Evaluate methodology and practice within a specified field

Indicative Content

1 Project Work

Effectively and efficiently conduct the project into a specific aspect of your discipline, under the supervision of a named academic or academic team.

2 Project Log /Lab Book

Keep accurate records of your work in an appropriate format.

3 Communication of findings

Produce a final project report within the discipline specific guidelines. Present the outcomes of the research project by means of a poster presentation.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 3
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Practical Activity 290
Assessment 50
Independent 57
Total 400

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.