Sustainability Research Project


The module allows students in the final or penultimate year of their degree programme to work independently on a research project focused on a sustainability topic. Research will be undertaken collaboratively and presented as a group. In addition, there will be an independent write up of the research. Research projects will focus on a sustainability topic with research conducted outside the University with partners and/or may include some element of independent fieldwork.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Undertake honours level independent group research in sustainability to address a complex research question taking into consideration different disciplinary perspectives.
  • Reflect on research findings to make suggestions for future research and scope of topic
  • Present research findings as professional standard outputs
  • Undertake a critical, comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge defining the specific disciplines relevant to the topic.
  • Design an appropriate methodological approach to their research questions to enable the analysis of data and generation of knowledge.