Research Report (MVM) (45 credit)

A detailed examination of a specific topic within the field of study of the candidate, approved by the course co-ordinator in advance, which may include aspects of original research, problem investigation, and/or study of pre-existing data or published literature.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.


Course planning information

Course notes

Access to an online environment is required to access some resources and complete assessments.

To pass the course students must participate satisfactorily in the online ethics discussion. To pass the course students must achieve at least 50% in the final assessment (Dissertation). To pass course students must achieve a B grade in the research proposal assignment.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
2 x 1187xx

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Apply the principles of evidence-based veterinary medicine to critically evaluate the literature in a selected area of veterinary science or veterinary practice.
  • 2 Integrate these skills to identify promising areas for research, generate realistic research questions and select an appropriate research design. Plan, in detail, the methods of data collection, analysis and evaluation for a selected research design. Prepare a sound proposal for a research project in an area of veterinary science or veterinary practice.
  • 3 Identify animal and human ethical issues that must be considered in designing research in veterinary science and veterinary practice and resolve any ethical issues arising from the proposed research.
  • 4 Plan and conduct a research study, develop clear and justifiable conclusions and communicate the findings clearly to a scientific audience using appropriate conventions in a research report.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 0%
Participation 3 0%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 100%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.