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MT5903: RESEARCH PROJECT 2 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The research project is the climax of the MSc programme and involves working on an independent research project for 12 weeks prior to completion of a dissertation. It involves utilisation of much of the skills developed throughout the previous 2 semesters, and is selected based on student interests and preferences.

Course Details

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

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

  • One of MRes Drug Discovery (Studied) or MSc Clinical Pharmacology (Studied) or MSc Drug Discovery and Development (Studied) or Master Of Science In Biotechnology, Bioinformatics And Bio-Business (Studied) or MSc Bio-Business and Medical Sciences (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 research project is conducted under supervision of a research active member of the teaching team in either a laboratory, clinical or library setting. It aims to develop a high level of investigative understanding amongst students providing an opportunity to put much of the learning and teaching experienced through the programme to use. Topics vary depending upon project offerings, although a wide variety of interests in the clinical pharmacology field are always represented.

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

Assessed by completion of a literature review, a project report in the style of a manuscript and a seminar style presentation.

Formative Assessment

Formative feedback on literature review and dissertation provided prior to submission.


Significant feedback provided throughout the project with supervisors providing comment on a draft of both the literature review and the project report prior to submission. Feedback on project performance also provided throughout the project to facilitate skill development.

Course Learning Outcomes


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