More and more people are going through higher education, and huge numbers are now working towards Masters level. Increasingly at undergraduate level there is an emphasis on project and research work, and nothing is more important to the student than their final project. Unfortunately many students don't know how to manage the project and struggle with this crucial part of their degree. This book guides the student through the process of transition from passive learner to active researcher. Covering everything from selecting and refining a research topic, time and project management, to writing the actual report, and the viva. Key areas covered include: - personal time management - aims and objectives - working towards success - common problems - the final report and publishing your results - the viva voce examination. It is ideal for all final year undergraduates and students on Masters degrees. It will also help reduce the work load of supervisors, as a large proportion of the supervision process involves taking the student slowly through the steps of how to manage themselves.