Vacation Research Project In Biology BIOL4129P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Biodiversity One Health Vet Med
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

During the long vacation between third and fourth year, you may have the chance to undertake a summer placement that involves biological research at host laboratories at the University of Glasgow or elsewhere.


As arranged during the summer prior to Level 4.

Requirements of Entry

You should have successfully completed 120 credits of BIOL courses at Level 3.

Excluded Courses

Students taking MSci programmes that include work placement are excluded as the work placement component provides training and research experience.


Written report (75%), presentation on placement experience (25%.)

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

These placements aim to provide first-hand experience of biological research, to offer further training and to develop experimental confidence and independence.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

■ Demonstrate practical skills related to your vacation research project

■ Present and interpret the result obtained

■ Present information clearly in both written and oral form

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.