Life Sciences MSci research project (805C7)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module is designed to allow you the opportunity to design and perform an original piece of research in consultation with a research supervisor. You will perform experiments that will be set out to answer questions posed at the beginning of the experimental work.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Dissertation, Essay, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 10 hours of contact time and about 590 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: