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Module Title
Literature Project
Reference BS3112 Version 5
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved June 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide students with the opportunity to undertake a piece of supervised, independent research into a topic of their own choice from the subject areas related to their degree.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Conduct a comprehensive literature search into their chosen subject.
2 Communicate effectively within a well structured literature review of 4 - 5000 words
3 Synthesise arguments and ideas in a manner which displays critical appraisal of their chosen topic.
4 Work independently with a minimal supervision.

Indicative Module Content
In order to facilitate successful completion of this module students will attend an introductory programme discussing literature review techniques and presentation.

Module Delivery
The literature review is undertaken throughout Semester 1. This is a supervised research based course supplemented with an introductory lectures and workshops. Students will be assigned to a literature review supervisor with whom they will meet to discuss progress.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 16 10
Non-Contact Hours 134 140
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Component 1 is a report

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF 9 entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 This varies depending on the subject matter chosen by the student.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781