Masters Research Project (45 credits) (829C1)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

As part of this module, you carry out an independent, original, in-depth research project in consultation with a research supervisor on a specialised topic in biology, ecology or zoology.

The research project involves bespoke, project-specific training in practical skills, the generation of hypotheses, the production of data, statistical analysis and interpretation of results, and the presentation of results in a research seminar and a dissertation written in the form of a scientific paper.


100%: One-to-one (Tutorial)


10%: Coursework (Presentation)
90%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 450 hours of work. This breaks down into 12 hours of contact time and 438 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: