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Course Overview

This 10 week research project will give the student experience in advanced laboratory or literature research techniques.
Wider transferrable skills which will enhance employability are

  • time-management skills;
  • the ability to design and plan research strategy;
  • the ability to critically assess the work of others;
  • skills in data analysis and interpretation;
  • the ability to maintain accurate, detailed, up-to-date records of work;
  • the ability to write a clear account of the aims of the work, what was achieved and its significance;
  • the ability to present the major findings of the project orally 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
  • Dr Isabel Crane
  • Dr Derryck Shewan

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • Either Intercalating (Studied) or PA4005 Molecular Pharmacology (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate 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 core element of the course is a research project that involves 10 weeks laboratory or literature work and production of a thesis. Assessment is on the basis of the performance in the research and the thesis.

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 of day-to-day performance throughout project duration (25%); Supervisor assessment of project report of up to 7500 words (laboratory project) or 10,000 words (literature project) (25%); Independent second marker's assessment of project report (50%).
Resit: Continuous assessment of day-to-day performance throughout project duration (25%), supervisor assessment of project report (25%) and independent second marker's assessment of project report (50%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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