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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • Either Intercalating (Studied) or ()
  • 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

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. The course also aims to enhance presentation skills by presentation of data produced during the project, and production of 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 followed by an oral presentation and thesis production.

Further Information & Notes


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 research work (25%); 5000 word Honours Thesis (50% ) and thesis presentation and defence (25%). Resit: Resubmission of thesis.

Formative Assessment

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



Course Learning Outcomes


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