MSc Project

Module code: BS7109

You will have a project (and supervisor) allocated in which you will tackle a complex problem using real data. Some projects might include data acquisition (whenever possible), but the data analysis and interpretation of results will be the most important aspect of the project. Your project will have several deliverables spread over its duration to ensure you receive regular feedback, and you will have weekly meetings with your designated supervisor. Three days of timetabled seminars will be used for poster and oral presentations from students.


  • 24 hours of seminars
  • 53 hours of project supervision
  • 280 hours of supervised lab time
  • 843 hours of independent study


  • Research protocol (10%)
  • Poster presentation, 20 minutes (10%)
  • Oral presentation, 1 hour (10%)
  • Dissertation, 12,000-15,000 words (60%)
  • Viva voce exam, 1 hour (10%)