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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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Immunology & Pharmacology (Biobus)
  • BSc Immunology and Pharmacology
  • BSc in Immunology and Pharmacology (Intercalating)
  • Bsc In Immunology And Pharmacology (Biobusiness)
  • MSci in Immunology and Pharmacology with Indust'l Placement
  • Non-Graduating Student in Science Iss

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


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




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