Research Foundations (828C1)
30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
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.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 40 hours of contact time and about 260 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.
This module is offered on the following courses: