Students will complete a seven month laboratory project during which they will comprehensively test the hypothesis described within their research project proposal. This will require multiple experimental approaches using current methods, data analysis, and the interpretation of the results to determine whether the proposed hypothesis is correct. Students will also be expected to present their results in the format of a scientific talk, meeting abstract, poster presentation and a report in the format of a journal appropriate to their degree programme.
Provide students with a thorough training in laboratory or field based research.
Through the writing of their research project proposal during year 3 students will have identified two members of academic staff whose research interests them. During the final year of the MSci programmes they will complete their research project in one of these two laboratories. Students will receive a comprehensive training in relevant research methods, data analysis and interpretation of results. They will also learn how lines of scientific research are developed and how it can be necessary at times to adapt their initial hypothesis in the light of results. Students will present their project and results as a scientific talk, meeting abstract, poster presentation and a report in the format of an appropriate journal.
Feedback is given throughout project supervision