Title Research Placement 3


Module description

Students may have an opportunity to visit an academic or research group outside University of Galway to gain more extensive research experience. Examples of such research experience include but are not limited to training in an advanced technique, extended access to specialised equipment/resources or for appropriate field work. Such opportunities are limited and are only possible when arranged by the student’s supervisor and agreed with the host organisation and supervisor. It is recommended that a supervisor in the external host organisation is involved in planning the specific research learning outcomes for the student along with the student’s University of Galway supervisor. These research-specific learning outcomes must be appropriate to the period of the research placement. The research experience must be described in a written report and in an oral presentation in the host organisation and/or a University of Galway audience on their return (within two months). The minimum placement period is three months.

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate new knowledge and/or skills.
  2. Exchange new knowledge and/or skills between the external research environment and University of Galway.
  3. Write a comprehensive report describing their achievements during this placement.
  4. Present orally the research findings/training completed to an audience in the host organisation and/or a local audience.

Module content & assessment

Department-based assessment

A student may only gain credit for one Research Placement during their research programme. That is they may only complete GS511, GS513 or GS514.

Module resources/ Any other resources: Epigeum Conferences, Presenting & Networking


Common Content for all supervisor-owned GS modules:

Teaching period all year

Module description The student should only register for this module in the academic year that they intend to complete the module.

Module content & assessment

Indicative content Completion of this module may require the student to attend workshops or seminars, complete training (including online training), maintain a reflective journal recording the student’s experience of their learning and/or completion of specific tasks or assessments. The content will be designed by the student’s supervisor so as to ensure that the student can achieve the module’s learning outcomes and that the supervisor can assess that the learning outcomes have been met by the student.

Department-based assessment

The research student’s supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the student has achieved the learning outcomes for this module and for recording this result in the student record system.

The supervisor will gather and retain written evidence that the student t has achieved the module’s learning outcomes. Each piece of evidence may only be used to demonstrate that the learning outcomes have been achieved for a specific module, i.e. no double-counting of learning achieved.

Results to be recorded on a Pass/Fail basis, with a Pass mark of 40%.

Each student may only receive credit for this module once.

Workload type/Independent & Directed Learning (non-contact)/

all learning and assessment activities/ all learning outcomes/300-375 hours for 15 ECTS

Any other resources: Online training materials are available on Blackboard 1GST1 in the Research Skills Training folder and in some cases the relevant GS module on Blackboard. Such resources include those from Epigeum.