Date of entry

September 2020


Throughout Levels 1-4 you will engage in research, moving from assigned and specified activities or studies to more independent practical work.

Most modules at Levels 1 and 2 have two lectures and one tutorial or workshop each week, including online workshops.

At Level 3 you will have lectures each week and tutorials centring around coursework. At Level 4, teaching is in much smaller groups and our module options are based on the research expertise of our staff, and vary slightly from year to year.

In your final year a supervisor will oversee a dissertation project where you will apply your research skills.


Assessments are carried out through coursework and exams, and vary in type and weighting from module to module.

Methods of assessment include:

  • essays
  • presentations
  • scientific practical reports
  • online multiple-choice questions
  • workbooks
  • exams

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This list should give you a good idea of which modules you can take, however it may change before you begin your course, and may not show all available modules.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

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