Courses & Units

Plant Science Research KPZ302


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 means that unit co-ordinator approval must be obtained.


Involves a semester-long research project, supervised by a member of the Plant Science staff and can only be undertaken as part of a major in Plant Science. It will involve approximately 80 contact hours planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on a research topic negotiated between the student and the supervising academic. The aim of the unit is to give students experience in individual research in an area of their own choosing. Students are required to speak to the unit coordinator and individual members of staff before the start of semester so that a suitable project can be organised. Students can expect that staff will have some suggestions for projects, so that they do not need to have well developed ideas before beginning discussions. 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 Plant Science Research
Unit code KPZ302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science

Assoc Prof Mark Hovenden

Teaching staff

Staff of the School of Biological Sciences.

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Band Field of Education
2 010903

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KPA214 and KPA215

KPA210 also strongly recommended



Written report: 70%; research journal: 30%.

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