Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3231: Research Experience

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

While the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover the following topics in chronological order:

  • Initial meeting with staff member/researcher
  • Outlining of specific tasks and responsibilities by the research
  • Assignment of a relevant reading list to understand the project
  • Submission of 1500 word literature review (using and expanding on the list provided)
  • Submission of a 2500 word project contribution

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 5Tutorial meeting with project manager
Guided Independent Study 85Private study (investigations of sources and research)
Guided Independent Study50Private study (writing)
Guided Independent Study10Private study (reflection)

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).