Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
MSc Project
Academic Year
Semester 3 (Dissertation)

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Formal Report  Final report. 5000 Words  75%
Semester Assessment Progression  Project progress: independence and continuity of work.  10%
Semester Assessment .33 Hours   Oral Presentation  Oral presentation in front of peers.  15%
Supplementary Assessment Re-submission of failed components  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Investigate a specific scientific/engineering problem within the specialism of the MSc degree.

Critically interpret and discuss research results in terms of the current knowledge of the topic.

Present and defend work orally.

Present work in a formal written account.

Brief description

Following the literature research and planning as part of phm7220 in semester 2, the student carries out a project normally within one of the relevant research groups in the University under the supervision of the project supervisor. The results are to be interpreted and discussed in terms of the current knowledge of the research topic, and the work presented both orally and in a formal written report.

Further details are provided on the project web page.


The research topic will be within the specialism of the MSc degree. The specific topic will be different for each project.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Research projects require the ability to adapt plans following early evidence gained.
Co-ordinating with others Although the project is an individual project, the student will make the best of the short time available by co-ordinating with their supervisor and, if appropriate, other lab users.
Creative Problem Solving Designing extended investigations to achieve aims is at the centre of any research project.
Critical and analytical thinking Analysis of data and consideration of potential artefacts and environmental influences.
Digital capability Data analysis will invariably involve use of computer programs and may require coding.
Professional communication Use of appropriate terminology and logical presentation and discussion of results both in written report and oral delivery.
Real world sense Written and oral reports will reflect on technological problems afflicting society and put their findings in the context of these technological challenges.


This module is at CQFW Level 7