90 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR


Pre-requisites: APS6610 Literature Review


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 or field based research project in one of the Department's three research groups 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 and plan and carry out experiments to test these hypotheses. The project will be written up in the form of a scientific paper and the student will keep a notebook of the research, deliver an oral presentation of their work, and participate in a viva voce in which they will discuss their research findings in the context of the literature.

Staff Contact: Dr Stephen Rolfe
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study, Attendance at Student Presentations
Assessment: Formal Exam, Lab work, Project work, Presentation to Peer Group

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