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The Research and Analysis Project is the final component of the Oxford Brookes BSc degree and consists of two separate documents; a 7,500 word Research Report and a 2,000 word Skills and Learning Statement. You are also required to give a presentation on the project to your Project Mentor.

Choosing the right topic for your Research and Analysis Project is an important element to gaining the BSc degree. This video will explain what you need to think about when choosing your topic.

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Research and Analysis Project

You have three attempts to pass the Research and Analysis Project. Unfortunately, if you fail the Research and Analysis Project on three separate occasions you will no longer be eligible to complete the Oxford Brookes BSc degree. Please note that you can either submit the same project topic three times or three different Reserach and Analysis Projects.

To pass the Research and Analysis Project you must pass both the Research Report and the Skills and Learning Statement. If you do not pass both components separately within the same Research and Analysis Project submission period you will be awarded a Fail grade for the Project.

You will be given one of three Pass grades (A, B or C) or a Fail grade (F) for the performance in the Research Report. You will be given either a Pass grade or a Fail grade for the performance in the Skills and Learning Statement.   

If you achieve one of the three Pass grades for the Research Report and the Pass grade for the Skills and Learning Statement, then a pass in the Research and Analays Project will be awarded. Once you have been awarded one of the three Pass grades for the Research and Analayis Project, then you cannot make any further submissions.

If you are awarded either a Fail grade in the Research Report or a Fail grade in the Skills and Learning Statement, you will be awarded a Fail grade for the Research and Analysis Project. If you are awarded a Fail grade on yoru first Research and Analysis Report submission you will be allowed up to two further Project submissions.

Skills and Learning Statement

You are required to respond to four different questions in the preparation of your Skills and Learning Statement. Two of these are directly related to your meetings with your Project Mentor:

  • 'What did you learn from the meetings with your Project Mentor, including the presentation that you gave to him/her?'
  • How have you demonstrated your interpersonal and communication skills during the project work?'

To pass the Skills and Learning Statement you have to show your ability to reflect on judgments that you have made and / or actions that you have taken during your project work. You also have to provide evidence that you recognise your own strengths and weaknesses.

It is very important that you think carefully about what you want to achieve in each of the three meetings. It is equally important to reflect on what happened during the meeting and how your objectives were achieved. Making a note after meetings, or keep a personal diary of reflections, will help you develop content for possible later use in your Skills and Learning Statement.

For more information about the Research Report and the Skills and Learning Statement, please read the BSc programme information pack under the related document section below.

Last updated: 13 Aug 2014

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