BMOL40090 Research Project (Erasmus)

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module is an optional module for Stage 4 BSc degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Pharmacology and Neuroscience. Students will conduct their research project at the University of Copenhagen or the University of Bochum on a specified topic. Each student is assigned to a member of the staff at the indicated institutions, who will supervise the project. On completion of the practical component of the project (16 weeks in Autumn), students return to UCD to write a project report (thesis) and make an oral presentation of their findings (in Spring).

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to: 1. Design and perform experiments using technical skills acquired in their research project. 2. Analyse and critically-evaluate scientific data. 3. Perform a literature search and review scientific papers relevant to their project. 4. Present their research finding in an oral presentation. 5. Write a scientific report.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Project Supervision


Specified Learning Activities




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
individual research project 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade

Not yet recorded.

Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Throughout the project students will receive informal feedback on their performance as well as feedback on data analysis, data interpretation and data presentation from their project supervisor. Students are offered the opportunity to deliver a practice presentation and obtain feedback from their UCD mentor prior to delivering the assessed presentation. Students submit a complete draft of their project report (thesis) to their UCD mentor and will receive detailed feedback prior to submitting the final version of the thesis.