MSc Laboratory Research Project

Module code: MB7316

This module provides the opportunity to gain highly valuable laboratory work by undertaking a 6 month research project placement within the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, or a research laboratory within the College. You can choose a research project that is in line with your interests from a pool of submitted outlines after meeting with potential supervisors. 

During this placement you will present a written synopsis of the background to a research project and develop a series of different molecular and cell biology experimental approaches to investigate a research problem relevant to chronic disease and inflammation. Alongside enhancing your research and analysis skills, this module will equip you the transferable skills that will be beneficial for your future.

Topics covered

  • How to present a written synopsis 
  • Experimental design and the importance and nature of controls
  • Data analysis 
  • How to extract principal findings and present them in a logical and coherent way


  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 20 hours of project supervision
  • 730 hours of supervised laboratory research
  • 430 of independent study


  • Dissertation (55%)
  • Research poster (10%)
  • Lab performance assessment (35%)