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EX0732

Independent project/degree project in Biology

An independent project is a project where you will apply your in-depth knowledge, skills and approach to an issue in the field of the education. Often, the independent project is at the end of your education where you will plan, conduct and present an academic study. Your project will be published publicly.

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Det kommer att vara en frivillig introduktion kl.13:00 den 17 januari 2022, i rum Biosfären som ligger i markplan i MVM-huset (bortom personalmatsalen).

Additional course evaluations for EX0732

Academic year 2021/2022

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-10311) 2021-08-30 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-50079) 2021-06-07 - 2021-10-24

Academic year 2020/2021

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-30274) 2021-01-18 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2020/2021

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-10306) 2020-08-31 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-30187) 2020-01-20 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2019/2020

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-10194) 2019-09-02 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-30161) 2019-01-21 - 2019-06-09

Academic year 2018/2019

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-30162) 2019-01-21 - 2019-06-09

Academic year 2018/2019

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-10284) 2018-09-03 - 2019-01-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Independent project/degree project in Biology (EX0732-10144) 2017-08-28 - 2018-01-14

EX0732 Independent project/degree project in Biology, 30.0 Credits

Självständigt arbete i biologi - magisterarbete

Syllabus approved

2019-05-22

Subjects

Biology

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, includes independent project (degree project) for the degree of Master of Science (60 credits)(A1E)

Grading scale

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.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Students admitted before July 1, 2007
Knowledge equivalent to 180 credits of which 90 credits in Biology. In the main field of study 30 credit courses in first cycle (G2F) shall be included. Knowledge equivalent to Swedish B/Swedish 2B and English A.

Students admitted after July 1, 2007
Approved independent project (15 credits) in the first cycle, or a bachelor of science degree. At least one course in the subject Biology in second cycle (A1N) must be taken before or at the same time as the independent project. Knowledge equivalent to Swedish B/Swedish 2 and English A/English 5.

Objectives

The student shall, within the project work, specialise his/her knowledge of the subject.
With successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- independently identify and formulate problems
- independently plan and realise a qualified survey and be able to assess the result in a relevant context
- independently search for, evaluate and critically interpret and compile relevant information to solve a problem
- orally and in written present and discuss results adapted to a specified ordinance
- make populary summeries
- critically and constructive evaluate other students texts and presentations

Content

The main part of the course consists of an independent project, which shall result in a written and an oral presentation, including a popular-science summary. The project is presented orally at a public presentation following procedures determined by the department.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved written and oral presentations; approved opposition.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The approved written report shall be published within SLU:s system for electronic publishing (Epsilon) and checked in SLU:s electronic system for plagiarism.
To be admitted to the course the student has to have an agreement with the supervising department regarding supervisor and subject for the study.
Help with information retrieval and tips for scientific writing and oral presentation are offered by the SLU University Library.
Regarding specific requirements for individual programs, please refer to the supplement of the programme’s course schedule. The project may be written in English if the student fulfils the requirements of English B/English 6 from upper secondary school. If the project is going to be written in English, exemption from entry requirements in Swedish language may be allowed after application in connection with the application for the independent project.

Responsible department

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Cooperating departments:
Department of Ecology
Department of Molecular Sciences
Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
Department of Crop Production Ecology
Department of Plant Protection Biology

Further information

Determined by: Programstudierektor för agronomprogrammet - mark/växt
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
Replaces: EX0419

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agriculture Programme - Soil/Plant (270hec) Agriculture Programme (admission before 1 July 2007) Biotechnology Programme Natural Resources Programme - Biology and Soil Science Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 76108 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Biology
Course code: EX0732 Application code: SLU-30272 Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment Pace: 100%