Second year at Bangor University: Module 4

Thesis

Execution and written presentation of a suitable scientific project which is devised by the student and an individual academic supervisor and validated by the convenor and/or Programme Director in the prerequisite Research Planning module. A suitable project entails a worthwhile scientific question, of direct relevance to tropical agroforestry, and established against the context of framework of current knowledge and concepts, that allows the formulation and testing of one or more hypotheses. This would be expected to involve up to 5 months full-time work, typically including: 3 months for data collection from the field, laboratory or computer; 1-2 months for data analysis and for writing-up, including correction of the first draft after the comments of the supervisor are received. Fieldwork may be combined with an internship at international organisations, NGOs, universities or similar.