Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3139: Research Experience

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

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:

  • Initial meeting with staff member/researcher
  • Outlining of specific tasks and responsibilities by the research
  • Assignment of relevant background material and reading list to understand the project
  • Submission of literature review
  • Submission of a 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 Activities2Orientation and training sessions
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities5Tutorial meeting with project manager
Guided Independent Study 85Private study (investigations of sources and research)
Guided Independent Study 18Private study (writing literature review)
Guided Independent Study 40Private study (writing project contribution)

Online Resources

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