MSc Data Science (Earth and Environmental Analytics)

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Extended Research Project

Course unit fact file
Unit code DATA72000
Credit rating 60
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Full year
Available as a free choice unit? No


The dissertation is a key part of your programme. It is where you apply the skills you have picked up during the programme and develop as an independent data scientist under the supervision and guidance of a research active member of staff.

The dissertation process will runs through the year although the bulk of the work will be done once your second semester assignments are complete.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Dissertation 100%

Feedback methods


Ethics Form (0% but required), A project plan. (15%), A report on the project, its methods, and outcomes. This could either be in the form of a technical report or an academic paper. (60%), A presentation – a 3-5 minute recorded presentation outline the aims of the project the approach and the results – either in the form of a video poster or a slide deck. (10%), A set of supporting materials; either a technical appendix or a code repository. (15%)

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Mark Elliot Unit coordinator

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