The following programmes provide the opportunity for work-based projects within the curriculum.

A full list of taught postgraduate programmes is available in the online prospectus.

To propose a project please use our online form.

MSc Bio-business and Medical Sciences

For these programmes we are looking for projects where the student can use their bio-business skills as well as their scientific ones.  Ideally the students should joining a team of researchers to gain experience in team working, research and business.  Specific training related to the project should be included as part of the project.  The supervisor is expected to meet with the student at least twice per month and preferably once per week.  The student should be given the opportunity to present his/her work/data to the team on at least 2 occasions over the project time. Projects should last for 14 weeks and run from April - July.

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MSc Clinical Pharmacology and MSc Drug Discovery and Development

Ideally the student projects should be original research with the student joining a team of researchers to gain experience in both practical hands on lab work and team working.  Specific training related to the research project should be included as part of the project.  The supervisor is expected to meet with the student at least twice per month and preferably once per week.  The student should be given the opportunity to present his/her data to the team on at least 2 occasions over the project time. Projects should last for 14 weeks and run from April - July.

In addition, arrangements must be made for students to sign in with the Graduate School to comply with regulations.

Projects can be method development or new research but should contribute to the company’s goals. Where possible publication of the work (abstracts, conferences, papers) is encouraged.

Previous project title:

  • A Preliminary in vitro Study of the Radical Scavenger – ‘R-H’ – for Radio-protectant Properties when Oxidative Stress is Induced by UVB-Irradiation.  Henry Koenig and Cell ProTx

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MSc Global Health and Management

Students on this programme undertake a project for coursework, spending approximately 1 day per week working on the project over a 10 week period from January - March. Student complete a workplace report in a format requested by the organisation.

Projects linked to global health, health, inequalities of health etc.  Students can take part in a wide range of activities form preparing web sites for charities to analysing an organisation’s data to answer a specific research question.  The student could interview service users, customers, staff or carry out a literature search to identify a suitable method for doing a larger piece of research.

Previous project titles:

  • Cause of death classifications and community perspectives on health and illness – a secondary analysis of data from rural South Africa
  • Development of a health facility environmental hygiene training tool for domestic services staff, in low income country contexts.
  • Lobbying and effects on public policy: a case study of the tobacco industry and public health policy in the UK and/or Africa
  • How can we give a voice to those suffering from poverty and inequalities in rural Aberdeenshire?
  • Measuring the impact of Youth Work in a school setting, from the perspective of the teachers and youth workers involved

Some student undertaking these projects have continued the project into their dissertation project, as demonstrated in this video case study.

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