The work based research course offers the opportunity for participants to focus in depth on a topic of personal interest to them within a professional, work based context. The course will allow them scope to address a research question of applied relevance, employing appropriate research methodology to do so.
The course content involves the execution and written presentation of a suitable scientific project which is devised by the participant and an individual academic supervisor and validated by the convenor and/or Programme Director. A suitable project entails a worthwhile scientific question, of direct relevance to the degree programme being undertaken, and established against the context of framework of current knowledge and concepts, that allows the formulation and testing of one or more hypotheses.
This is expected to involve up to 12 months part-time work, broken down into appropriate tasks and allowing at least 2-3 months for writing-up, including correction of the first draft after the comments of the supervisor are received.
The project may be discipline specific or multidisciplinary - in a work based, applied context this is quite likely. The professional context itself must have a clear connection with the agri-food industry.
On successful completion of this course participants should be able to:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
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