Module Details

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Title GEOPHYSICAL PROJECT (LEVEL M)
Code ENVS400
Coordinator Prof RT Holme
Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences
R.T.Holme@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 60

Aims

To provide a research level training in a specific geophysical subject area, and for the student to utilise this training in pursuing significant independent work. The aspiration is that this work if successful will be of publishable quality.

To develop skills in presenting data and ideas visually, verbally and in written form.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate an ability to locate research literature and to evaluate its relevance to own research project

(LO2) Demonstrate the ability to define the nature of scientific problems, and determine methods to approach and solve these problems, using (and where necessary extending) standard techniques.

(LO3) Denonstrate the ability to acquire and evaluate data, and formulate hypotheses in a critical manner

(LO4) Demonstrate a high-level knowledge of a specific field of geophysics

(LO5) Demonstrate competence in audio-visual presentation

(LO6) Demonstrate competance in the organisation and writing of word-processed scientific reports

(LO7) Demonstrate competence in producing a short paper appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Numeracy

(S3) Teamwork

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) IT skills

(S6) Organisational skills


Syllabus

 

See individual project descriptions which vary from year to year.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Tutorial
Description: Individual or group meetings with your supervisor. Tutorials to be held on campus or online as mutually agreed.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Description: Individual project work using computers and / or lab* or field observations.
* Lab work option subject to on campus lab. capacity limitations in light of covid, and only allowed if a fall-back can be identified should a local lockdown disrupt the lab work.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: These activities should be recorded in your weekly log

Teaching Method 3 - Peer Learning
Description: Attendance at the Project Students Seminar Day on campus or online.
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   4

      24

120

2

150
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 450
TOTAL HOURS 600

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Covers the research field and where the student's project sits within this Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Mid-l  5,000-10,000 words    10       
A comprehensive write-up of the project methodology, results and interpretation Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :  Up to 10,000 words    50       
A document in the style of a pre-2000 submission to Geophysical Research Letters Assessment Schedule (When) :End of 2nd semester  4 pages    15       
Student engagement as evidenced by their weekly log submissions Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Throughout year      15       
Talks delivered before their peer group and academic staff Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :1st semester (end)  20 minutes    10       

Recommended Texts

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