Courses & Units

Zoology Research Project KPZ304


Enrolment depends on availability of a suitable project, supervisor and resources. Please note that several schools offer 3rd year research units. Only one of these research units can be taken in any single semester and students can only include two research units within the BSc.

This unit is classed as a restricted unit which requires unit co-ordinator approval for enrolment.


This unit is restricted to students who have achieved the minimum level of a Credit in both KZA211 and KZA212 and at least two more second level science units, and who are undertaking a major in Zoology, and for whom a suitable project and supervisor are available. Enrolment is at the discretion of the Head of School. The unit consists of a 1-semester long independent research project in Zoology. It will involve the equivalent of 5 to 6 hours contact time per week (approximately 80 hours) planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on a research topic negotiated between the student and the supervising academic. Projects will generally be restricted to those offered by staff although other projects may be considered subject to prior agreement between the student, supervisor, unit co-ordinator and Head of School. Students who wish to enrol must contact the unit coordinator, A/Prof. Mark Hovenden, and are also advised to talk directly to potential supervisors. Conditional on the agreement of the supervisor, students can undertake this unit in any semester, but it must be completed within that semester.


Unit name Zoology Research Project
Unit code KPZ304
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Zoology

A/Prof. Mark Hovenden

Teaching staff

School of Biological Sciences staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Band Field of Education
2 010915

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Teaching Pattern

One semester long. Pattern of contact hours subject to negotiation with supervisor.


Written report: 70%; Research Journal: 30%

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