Students will undertake an approved research project under the direction of an internal supervisor and, if appropriate, a supervisor from a
relevant external organisation. Projects may be drawn from any discipline within the course of from an area of expertise of the supervisors.
Design of the project should be produced by the learner with the advice of the supervisors.
Identify and choose a research project topic and plan the delivery of that research project.
Select and synthesise information available in scientific literature (and in some cases other literature) in order to establish the need for,
and potential scope and context of, the research project.
Develop creative ways of solving new research problems.
Collect and analyse data qualitatively and quantitatively, including an assessment of the statistical validity of the research results.
Manage resources allocated to completing a scientific research project.
Communicate research results in written and oral forms, demonstrating critical analysis, synthesis and organisation of knowledge, and
the construction of a rational and lucid scientific argument.