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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Gaining direct experience of the processes involved in managing the early stages of a specialist research project in nutrition this course focuses on an initial literature review of a research topic, preparing a research protocol, as well as developing good professional practice when undertaking a scientific research project.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Janet Kyle

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This applied course introduces the early stages of a research project and builds on taught courses, in stages 1 and 2. It will be supervised by two experts, both in topic area and methodology.

Individual research projects are student and supervisor led. The student will manage their project under the guidance and support of the supervisor. Teaching and learning for this course will involve primarily self-study, discussions with research project supervisors and practical work. You will which will provide you with a theoretical background for each topic. 

You are expected to spend around 100 hours in practical work, 100 self-study and 60 hours in preparation for assessments. Please note these are purely indicative and can vary depending on the type of project being undertaken

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Scientific literature review 60%; Research protocol presentation (20%); Supervisors report (20%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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