Research Project (MSci Professional Placement)


  • MSci Human Biology with Professional Placement


Final Year

40 Credits

A laboratory or field based project will be undertaken under the supervision of a member of staff. This will provide first hand experience of how new scientific information is acquired and assimilated into the existing body of scientific knowledge. An in depth literature search will be undertaken and this will be written up as the Introduction to the project report. The student will carry out practical techniques used for research in Biosciences and will present the results obtained in accordance with scientific conventions. An report will be prepared at the end of the research period, and an assessed oral presentation of the work made. The student will also have an oral examination.


Assessments: Supervisor’s assessment of performance in the laboratory (10%); Project Report (60%); Oral presentation (15%); Oral examination (15%)