Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods such as large group lectures shared with other postgraduate students, course-specific seminars and small group sessions. You will also participate in self-directed study and wider reading, as well as individual and group practical sessions.

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Teaching and learning methods

During the first term you will meet potential supervisors to familiarise yourself with research activity within each pathway and to identify an appropriate project on which to work. Broadly speaking, a topic is acceptable if the investigation uses appropriate scientific methods and falls within the fields of biomedical sciences, healthcare, or health services.

Self-directed study

The self-directed component includes the in-depth study of an area of interest, developing research and presentation skills and gaining insight into possible careers. Teaching for taught models is concentrated in the autumn term, throughout this time lectures are held on most days of the week along with lab sessions. Your research project is then completed from January through to September.

Dissertation projects will involve the assembly, analysis and interpretation of data. Project titles and areas for research will be identified by module leaders and will relate to the pathway selected by the student.

Standalone modules are not available throughout this MRes.

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to help students with preparation for their dissertation. The assessments will help you critically review published work, use appropriate experimental design and analysis of experimental data. It also enables you to develop scientific writing and presentation skills.

All modules are assessed through written assignments or an oral presentation, with the exception of the statistics module which is assessed via examination. The two optional modules require the submission of a 2,000-3,000 word report. Following the research project, you will be asked to present a poster on your research.


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