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Postgraduate Course: Project Preparation (PGPH11075)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Physics and Astronomy CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaPostgraduate (School of Physics and Astronomy) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course comprises all aspects of the planning for the individual research project and is undertaken
by the student in conjunction with the project supervisor(s). The student and supervisor(s) will agree the
topic of the project, after which the student will conduct initial reading to refine the scope of the project
and to inform the development of a detailed plan for its implementation. The student will deliver a
written report and make an oral presentation that both describe the background to the project and outline
the plan for its successful completion.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
King's BuildingsLecture1-11 15:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Friday, 15:00 - 15:50, Zone: King's Buildings. Room 5215 JCMB
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course students should be able to:
& Describe in writing the background to, and scope of, the topic of their individual research project.
& Deliver a written project proposal, to be agreed with the project supervisor(s), which includes a
workplan, risk analysis and indications of additional work that can be undertaken if time allows.
& Present to a lay audience, including other members of the MSc programme, a description of the
project topic and the proposed workplan.
Assessment Information
100% Coursework
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsPP
Contacts
Course organiserDr Judy Hardy
Tel: (0131 6)50 6716
Email: j.hardy@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Yuhua Lei
Tel: (0131 6) 517067
Email: yuhua.lei@ed.ac.uk
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