Introduction to Scientific Research

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Scientific Research

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Research

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    The Introduction to Scientific Research offers UCD Science Study Abroad students the opportunity to become active members of a research group in University College Dublin. These research groups work in areas ranging from Physics, Geology, Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science to Chemistry, Biology and the Biomedical Sciences. Students shadow a member of the research team in their area of interest and master one basic and one advanced laboratory skill. They learn about developing a research hypothesis and how to design an experiment to test this hypothesis. Students also learn how to analyse research data, write a scientific abstract as well as how to make a scientific presentation.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.