Stem Cell Engineering for Regenerative Medicine Project BIOL5332P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Molecular Biosciences
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Independent Research Project for the MSc Stem Cell for Regenerative Medicine. Students will work on a specific project within a research led laboratory; supervisors will be assigned in semester 2.



Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Written research project between 8000 - 10,000 words (50%)

Oral presentation (20%)

Supervisors report (30%)

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

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

The research project aims to synthesise and apply knowledge that has been acquired throughout the programme on a topic relevant to stem cell engineering for regenerative medicine and discuss its findings.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


■ Critically assess and summarise the literature in the area of the research project relevant to Stem Cell for Regenerative Medicine

■ Evaluate and identify an appropriate research question, demonstrating an understanding of existing theoretical or empirical knowledge

■ Critically evaluate methods in the literature and choose those appropriate for data collections and/or analysis

■ Plan and carry out an independent research project

■ Critically analyse and interpret research data

■ Present a critical discussion of the work and its relevance to the research area

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.