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Last modified: 20 Jun 2019 12:35

Course Overview

This course comprises a research project, lasting approximately 15 weeks including write-up  and assessment. The student will carry out independent research which will typically involve literature review and/or analysis of experimental results, and may also require computer simulations and/or practical investigation, depending on the type of project.

During the project the student will develop: knowledge in a particular area of research, research methods including information retrieval, time management and self-organisation, initiative and independent thought, communication skills required for production of a thesis (9000-15000 words) and a poster.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Hugh Seton

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

  • Either MSc Medical Physics (Studied) or MSc Medical Imaging (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

The project will involve literature review and data analysis and may also require  laboratory work and/or computer simulation.

Further Information & Notes

Restricted to students taking one of the four BMP PgT programmes.

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

Thesis (70%); Poster (30%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


The supervisor or representative will normally comment on drafts of the thesis and poster before submission provided the student makes these available at least a week before the submission deadline.

Course Learning Outcomes


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