Aims/Description: This module will give students the opportunity to develop skills relevant to a career in biological research. It will consist of a laboratory, field or computational research project in one of the Department's four research clusters where each student will work under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The student will formulate the hypotheses and questions to be addressed, plan and carry out observations and experiments to test these hypotheses, and analyse data. The project will be written up in the form of a scientific paper, the student will also keep an appropriate record of their research and deliver an oral presentation of their work.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Animal and Plant Sciences):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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