60120 Medical Biotechnology Thesis 124cp
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The Honours course offers an exciting opportunity for advanced training in research. It is designed to enhance skills and knowledge, and equip students for research in life and environmental sciences. The principal activity is a research project, conducted over two consecutive 24-credit-point sessions (Autumn start: Autumn and Spring; or Spring start: Spring and Autumn). In close collaboration with an academic supervisor, each student plans and undertakes research in an area of interest. Students learn to define hypotheses, objectives and aims, work to available time and resources, use appropriate research methods, critically assess information, and develop complex arguments in detail. With guidance from their supervisor, students are required to analyse and interpret the scientific data generated during the research project. Students develop their science communication skills by presenting their work in written and oral form. The research project and outcomes are presented in a thesis, which comprises the main assessment component.
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