Professional/Short course Research Project

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Applied Sciences
13 months (September-September)
Course Director
Dr Jason Mansell

60 credit level 7 module

Page last updated 26 March 2024


Research Project is a 60 credit level 7 module. On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the research process
  • plan and perform an extended scientific investigation of a well-defined research problem
  • demonstrate the ability to draw valid conclusions based on experimental observation
  • critically discuss the significance and contribution of your project to existing published work
  • demonstrate dynamic research project management as the project progresses.

Careers / Further study

The level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Biomedical Science
  • MSc Applied Transfusion and Transplantation Science.



For this module, you will design your own project under academic supervision. Projects will be assigned in a topic cogent to your intended route of specialism. You will undertake research governance, project review and management, undertake data collection and analysis and report findings in a thesis format, which is then defended by a viva voce examination.

Learning and Teaching

The learning is delivered primarily on a one-to-one basis between the supervisor and student. The module is essentially an independent learning module but with guidance and support appropriate to your needs throughout. You will receive appropriate training in the methods of your project, and relevant research governance by your supervisor, technical staff or other research staff as relevant to the activity.

If you are a student on the MSc Biomedical Science programme, you are expected to undertake practical research within the laboratory and are supported by two underpinning modules: Practical Skills for Biomedical Science; and Research and Diagnostic Methodologies.

If you are a student on the MSc Applied Transfusion and Transplantation programme, the extended research project offers flexibility to utilise the expertise in your place of work, working alongside experts on cutting-edge projects.


The assessment of this module has been designed to mimic the PhD process, enabling you to gain experience of researching and reporting your research in the style that those who progress to a PhD will be required to do (albeit with shorter word counts and shorter viva durations).

You will also develop several transferable skills during this assessment including negotiation, critiquing of published literature, scientific writing etiquette, and editing documents to a high editorial standard.


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