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. 

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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: