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MB5518: RESEARCH TUTORIALS (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

A course that leads you through research-level study of your subject through study of a range of areas of the science literature

An introduction to the subject of your summer research project through the writing of an extended essay on the subject of your forthcoming research project.

The course provides an opportunity to study advanced science concepts led by an experienced member of academic staff.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Ian Stansfield

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • One of MSc Immunology (Studied) or MSc Genetics (Studied) or MSc Microbiology (Studied)
  • 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 course focuses on intensive study of the primary literature to learn from published examples of molecular and cell biology. A series of molecular biology papers from the literature will form case studies as the basis of this course. Supported by tutorials, students will study in detail 5 key papers in molecular biology, developing presentations on this material and other linked papers to suppport their learning. They will also write an extended essay in preparation for their summer research project.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Genetics
  • MSc Immunology
  • MSc Microbiology

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


One in course essay (50%), and examination (50%)

Formative Assessment




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