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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course offers students the opportunity to complete a substantial piece of data-driven, empirical work within their field of study, under the supervision
of an experienced researcher. Topics available will be varied but within the domain of their field of study. Alongside supervisors, students will identify a
suitable topic area, describe an appropriate study design and implement an empirical study.  Students will be involved alongside the supervisors
in the process of defining the research question, and developing the research protocol, and where appropriate obtaining all regulatory approvals.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Fiona Marshall

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

To give the students direct experience of the management and delivering of a research project, either in a laboratory, academic, clinical or public health

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Supervisor's report (10%); Individual report (10%); Project plan (15%); project report (50%); reflective report (15%).

Resit: 30 minute Oral Examination plus Resubmision of Research Paper

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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