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BIOL3031 Literature-based Research Project

Module Overview

This module provides an opportunity for study in depth of a topic chosen by the student after consultation with the coordinator and an appropriate supervisor

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Produce a dissertation of maximum 7,000 words on an agreed research topic
  • Use library and other IT facilities to access and organise scientific information
  • Produce scientific hypotheses and cite experimental evident in support of them


This module is designed for students who are not taking an experimentally based project. The student will work together with an appropriate member of staff to select a topic and discuss a specific area, with the member of staff supervising the project.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Independent study

Project supervision5
Independent Study145
Total study time150



MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation  (7000 words) 95%
Preliminary Summary 5%


MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation  (7000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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