At the end of the project students should be able to:
- Design and carry out appropriate experiments to test hypotheses
- Interpret results and summarise main findings
- Carry out statistical analysis on data
- Synthesise a large body of literature and in combination with the results acquired through independent research compile a large report consisting of abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion and a correctly annotated bibliography
- Present the report in a scientific format, including the correct presentation of figures and tables
- At the end of the project students should have developed research skills to a postgraduate standard.
The module provides MSc research projects in laboratories of experienced and leading researchers that will be conducted over a period of 6 months. The student will benefit from one-to-one teaching and learn to develop skills in laboratory practice, designing and conducting experiments, collecting and analysing results, discussing the meaning of the data obtained, critically evaluating the data in terms of the broader picture of work in the area, organising time and managing a lab book on a day-to-day basis. The student will acquire deep knowledge through the reading of primary literature relevant to their research project. This will enable the student to compile a comprehensive written report of their research findings.
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