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Course Overview

  • development of skills in time-management; 
  • development of expertise in experimental design and execution;
  • acquisition of   technical skills and the capacity to follow written instructions;
  • acquisition of skills in data analysis and interpretation; 
  • maintaining a laboratory notebook;
  • ability to write a concise thesis;
  • ability to present the major findings of the project to a general audience

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No

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Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Either Intercalating (Studied) or MB4050 Honours Advanced Molecular Biology (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Course Aims: The aim of this course is to enable students to develop practical research expertise by undertaking an independent research project. This can take the form of a laboratory research project, a literature research project, or a bioinformatics-type project. Students will enhance their presentation skills by presenting data produced during the project, and writing a thesis. Main Learning Outcomes: This course will enhance subject-specific knowledge of students, and analytical and presentation skills. In addition, students undertaking a laboratory-based project will enhance their practical skills. Students undertaking a literature-based or bioinformatics project will enhance their data processing skills. Content: This course is an independent 10 week research project.

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

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment consisting of laboratory work (25%); 5000 word Honours Thesis (50%) and Thesis Defence (25%). Resit: Resubmission of any thesis.

Formative Assessment

Discussion of thesis structure with tutor and project supervisor. Practice oral presentations.



Course Learning Outcomes


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