Interdisciplinary Research Journal

Module code: NS3030

Module co-ordinator: Dr Cheryl Hurkett

An important part of being a professional scientist (as well as many other professions) is the ability to make connections between the vast quantity of information you have at your command, and being able to utilise the knowledge and techniques you have previously mastered in a new or novel context.

In this module you will experience what it’s like to be at the cutting edge of scientific research. You will develop a familiarity with current research by accessing and discussing the literature and learn how to write your own short academic research papers for submission to our own in-house publication, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Topics.

Some articles from the Journal have been picked up in the national and international press:

Areas covered

  • Research literature
  • Authoring scientific articles
  • Academic publishing
  • The editing and review process for academic papers


  • 6 one-hour journal seminars
  • 7 one-hour editorial board workshops
  • 7 paper-writing workshops


  • Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Topics (50%)
  • Journal seminar presentations (50%)