The Research and Analysis Project (RAP) is the final component of the BSc degree and consists of two separate documents; a 7,500 word Research Report (RR) and a 2,000 word Skills and Learning Statement (SLS). The Research Report was previously at 6,500 words but this did not include words included in tables and graphs. As from the November 2013 submission (Period 27) this word count has been increased to an allowance of 7,500 words for everything from the start of the title page, to the end of the conclusions. The 7,500 word count for the Research Report does not include appendices or lists of references.
You are also required to give a presentation on the project to your project mentor.
You have three attempts to pass the RAP. Unfortunately, if you fail the RAP on three separate occasions you will no longer be eligible to complete the BSc degree. Please note that you can either submit the same project topic three times or three different RAPs.
To pass the RAP you must pass both the Research Report (RR) and the Skills and Learning Statement (SLS). If you do not pass both components separately within the same RAP submission you will be awarded a Fail grade for the RAP.
You will be given one of three Pass grades (A, B or C) or a Fail grade (F) for the performance in the RR. You will be given either a Pass grade or a Fail grade for the performance in the SLS.
If you achieve one of the three Pass grades for the RR and the Pass grade for the SLS, then a pass in the RAP will be awarded. The grade awarded to you for the performance in the RAP will be that awarded to you for the RR i.e. A, B or C. Once you have been awarded one of the three Pass grades for the RAP, then you cannot make any further RAP submissions.
If you are awarded either a Fail grade in the RR or a Fail grade in the SLS, then you will be awarded a Fail grade for the RAP. If you are awarded a Fail grade on the first RAP submission you will be allowed up to two further RAP submissions.
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