The course is offered as independent course
To be accepted at the course the student has to have an agreement with the department responsible for supervision about supervisor and subject for the study.
29 Aug 2011 - 15 Jan 2012, 100%, Daytime
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Independent Project in Environmental Science - Master´s thesis
The course is given Agriculture Programme (admission before 1 July 2007), Environmental Pollution and Risk Assessment - Master's Programme, Soil and Water Management - Master´s Programme, Sustainable Development - Master´s Programme, Environmental Communication and Management - Master´s Programme, Integrated Water Resource Management - Master´s Programme and EnvEuro - European Master in Environmental Science
2008-02-28 (from SS 2008)
Advanced study in the main field:
Second cycle, includes independent project (degree project) for the degree of Master of Science (120 credits) (A2E)
5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Knowledge equivalent to 30 hp at advanced level (A1N, A1F) in Environmental Science. Approved Bachelor thesis/Independent project in the first cycle or a Degree of Bachelor.
Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.
The objective of the course is to develop skills in independently planning, realizing, and presenting a scientific study within chosen area. The student shall, within the project work, specialise his/her knowledge of the subject.
With successful completion of this course, the student will, within chosen area, be able to:
- identify, delimit, and formulate scientific problems, based on earlier attained knowledge
- independently plan and realize a scientific study
- independently search for, evaluate, critically interpret and compile relevant information
- in writing present scientific results in English
- orally present and discuss results
- make a popular summary of a scientific study
- critically and constructive evaluate other students scientific studies
The main part of the course is used for the independent study which shall result in a written and an oral presentation. Lectures and exercises deal with literature search, scientific theory, written and oral presentations. Seminars deal with scientific writing. The project is orally presented at a public presentation following rules decides by the department.
Requirements for examination:
Approved written and oral presentations, approved opposition and participation in compulsory parts of the course.
The approved written report shall be published within SLU’s system for electronic publishing (Epsilon) and checked for plagiarism. To be accepted at the course the student has to have an agreement with the department responsible for supervision about supervisor and subject for the study.
Regarding specific requirements for individual programs is referred to the supplement of the study programme of the programme (this is for students admitted after July 1, 2007) .
Section Implementation: Exception from compulsoriness can be accepted for moments that have already been accomplished for example in connection with independent work in the first cycle ( G2E 15 credits).
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Department of Aquatic Resources Department of Ecology Department of Soil and Environment Department of Microbiology Department of Crop Production Ecology Department of EconomicsDepartment of Energy and Technology Department of Urban and Rural Development
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