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Project / Dissertation (60CATS)

Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management and Medical Biotechnology and Business Management


The dissertation is a piece of work independently executed by the student. It will be assessed on its academic merit and intellectual content and also on the quality of presentation.

Each student will present on a different topic of their own choice and will be allocated a project supervisor. The final submission will be an original piece of extended literature-based research that demonstrates a capability to collate, present and interpret/analyse data and information. Topics will be designed such that they avoid presentation of material as a simple literature review; the dissertation will require a critical evaluation of the topic title and a high expectation will be placed on evidence-supported discussion.


Dissertation Objectives

Complete a major and worthwhile piece of work, with some guidance, but largely self-motivated and with a minimum of supervision
Write an academic paper that is well organised and which clearly and concisely communicates its contents to the reader
Apply knowledge gained through coursework to a specific area of study, to demonstrate the ability to acquire a good understanding of the underlying problems and issues
Identify an area of study and to show evidence of skills of inquiry, reasoning and analysis in addressing the topic.