This module will be delivered fully online using various formats such as Moodle, Twitter, Google Hangouts and other collaborative platforms to allow students to complete off-site work experience placement alongside a capstone research project and build upon their reflective practice.

Students will be expected to undertake work experience in the field of Bioveterinary Science, enabling them to build on their transferable and employability skills in addition to giving them a platform to carry out a piece of research relating the sector.

The dissertation is designed to enable students to gain experience in research by undertaking a substantive project which explores specific issues in greater depth than is possible elsewhere in the programme. It is a major opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have met the level H descriptors for Bachelor Degrees with Honours as detailed by QAA within their Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills expected of an Honours undergraduate as defined in the relevant QAA Benchmark Statement. The dissertation is also designed to develop independent learning, self-reliance, work planning skills and a professional approach to study.

The module also allows students to further develop their reflective practice by keeping a live e-portfolio throughout their studies.