Research Foundations (828C1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module requires you to carry out the foundations for a research project on a specialised topic in the area of your degree.

It will involve a project-specific mix of:

  • training in practical skills
  • the consideration of ethical aspects
  • potential impacts and the risks to health and safety associated with the planned research
  • the generation of hypotheses and the production of initial data.

Records of training, experiments and practical work will be recorded in a laboratory book together with a reflective commentary to form a record of the research journey. 


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Report)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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: