Aims/Description: The MRes tutorial system provides students with a forum to develop as a research scientist. Academic tutors provide support with the advanced studies needed for postgraduate research. Students will present their ideas and research results to their peer group for feedback and constructive criticism. In addition, students will participate in a journal club where they choose which areas of the current research literature they wish to discuss. The tutorial system provides a structure to develop a community of learners within the postgraduate programme.

Staff Contact: Dr Stephen Rolfe
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study

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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