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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC3061 Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science II

40 creditsClass Size: 110

Module manager: Dr Andrea Utley

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of levels 1 and 2 in accordance with the degree programme

This module is mutually exclusive with

SPSC3060Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science 1

This module is not approved as a discovery module


Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to;
- Apply and develop knowledge and skills gained from previous levels;
- Define the consequence of investigative self led learning;
- Researched into a topic raised through the programme in one module area, or into an issue that is related to more than one module;
- Worked independently and/or through collaboration to design and execute a piece of research in the area of sport and exercise science;
- Written a report on a piece of research in the area of sport and/or exercise science in the format of a journal article.


- Students will select/develop a working research project in consultation with staff. The title will then be approved by the supervisor and module manager.
- The supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the work in an advisory capacity, but the students will be expected to plan execute and interpret their own work.
- Projects may be individual or group, insofar as the collection of data may be collaborative, but individual students will use the data to address differing project titles.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent Learning0100.00100.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours320.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Private study

Students should note that the following information is for guidance only. The actual time required for the various elements will vary between students.

Private study will include planning and implementation, analysis, and report writing up to 80 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' progress will be monitored by the individual supervisors.

The title must be agreed by the end of week 3, semester 1. The supervisor will use the log book as a means of monitoring student progress.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportWritten report90.00
In-course AssessmentProcess mark10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Written report (90%); process mark (10%)

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2020 08:19:16


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