Third Year Bioscience Research Project (C7162)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

Pursue a deeper understanding of a topic of your choice.

You could carry out an experimental project, aimed at producing or analysing new data on this topic. Alternatively you might decide to pursue a systematic and critical review of the relevant scientific literature in this area. You could even devise a strategy to educate the public on this subject.

The project will develop your critical abilities in:

  • surveying the scientific literature
  • appraising scientific papers and data
  • understanding cutting-edge scientific techniques
  • disseminating and communicating scientific information.


45%: Practical (Project)
55%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Dissertation, Presentation, Professional log)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 17 hours of contact time and about 283 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: