Research developments and funding

Programmes

Level

Final Year

20 Credits

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the most recent research developments, to develop their skills at acquiring, organising, processing and critically evaluating information, and to give them an opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills. Part of the module is based on the extensive School/University research seminar programme, which covers a wide range of subjects. These seminars, given by a mix of outside speakers and University staff, present up-to-date, cutting edge research and provide an excellent opportunity to keep up with the latest research developments. Students will be able to tailor the content of this module to their own particular research interests by choosing from a range of School seminars.

The seminar programme lasts all academic year and students must attend a minimum of five seminars in each of the autumn and spring terms. They will also be encouraged to read current, high impact, scientific literature in their area of interest and present this in a journal club format. In the first semester, students will participate in a 2-day workshop designed to develop their entrepreneurial and business skills in a scientific context. They will work in teams to develop either a grant application or a business plan in their chosen research areas, applying the skills and knowledge from the seminars.

Delivery

Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial, guided independent study

 

Assessment

Continuous Assessment : Coursework (100%)