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BIOL6011 Advanced Library Project 1

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity for a critical study in depth of a topic chosen by the student after consultation with the coordinator and an appropriate supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Produce a dissertation of about 9,000 words on an agreed research topic
  • Use library and other IT facilities to access scientific information
  • Assimilate information and synthesise scientific hypotheses
  • Produce scientific hypotheses and critically evaluate evidence in support of them


This module is designed for students who are taking an undergraduate or postgraduate Masters degree. After discussion with an assigned member of staff the student will select a topic and discuss a specific area of the topic with an appropriate member of staff who will then supervise the project.

Special Features


Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Independent study

Independent Study145
Project supervision5
Total study time150


Assessment Strategy

Assessment will be based on a preliminary summary of the work to be undertaken and a final dissertation of around 7,000 words.


MethodPercentage contribution
Diligence and Initiative 95%
Summary 5%


MethodPercentage contribution
Project 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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