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Aims, objectives and outcomes

Course aims and learning outcomes

  • The aim of this course is to ensure that you can achieve an up-to-date level of understanding and competence that will serve as a lasting and practical basis for a career, for example, in research - whether industry, pure or applied biology as well as teaching, media, law, commerce, government or management.
  • Our objective is to provide training in scientific and transferable skills through modular lecture courses, research projects, written work, seminars and supervisions.
  • At the end of the course you should have increased: Your capacity to think critically; your ability to design and execute an experiment; your confidence and ability in communicating ideas.

Previous course requirements

Plant and Microbial Sciences IB is not a course requirement. Our students in the past have come equipped with IB CDB, Ecology, HPS, BMB, Animal Biology, Geology, Pharmacology or Pathology. We schedule lectures so that you can also attend IB Plant and Microbial Sciences lectures if you wish to, and you will be able to access the IB PMS Moodle site.


Long Vacation Background Reading

A summary of the modules available at Part II is provided. For each module there is a suggestion of recent related review articles, none of these are compulsory reading but they are intended to introduce you to the material that will be presented. Information from relevant IA and IB lectures is listed and available on request.  More information.