NS3030: Interdisciplinary Research Journal


Credits: 10 credits

Length: Continuous throughout the year.


Module Synopsis:

An important part of being a professional scientist (as well as many other professions) is the ability to make connections between the vast quantity of information you have at your command, and being able to utilise the knowledge and techniques you have previously mastered in a new or novel context.

The Interdisciplinary Research Journal models this process, and gives you an opportunity to practise this way of thinking. The intention of this module is to allow you to experience what it’s like to be at the cutting edge of scientific research. You will develop a familiarity with current research by accessing and discussing the literature and learn how to write your own short academic research papers.

  • Research Literature

Research groups in both academia and industry hold regular seminars where members of the group present updates on their own work as well as summaries of relevant research in the scientific literature. You will gain experience of presenting your own work in the Project module and will gain experience of summarising other people‟s research in this module.

  • Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Topics (JIST)

This section of the module is intended to provide you with an insight into the academic publishing process. The module models the entire academic publication process starting from writing your own short academic research papers, through the editing and review process, to finally publishing your paper in an online journal.

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