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Department of Chemistry, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

CH40164: Chemistry research 2

Click here for further information Credits: 36
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Academic Year
Click here for further information Assessment: CW70OR30
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)
Click here for further information Requisites: In taking this unit you cannot take CH30050 or take CH30063 or take CH40165 or take CH40166 or take CH40167
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To allow students to experience an in-depth, open-ended practical research project typical of research in an academic environment. To develop and reinforce the skills necessary for research work.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying the Unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate advanced experimental techniques appropriate to the chosen project;
* Work with minimal supervision and guidance;
* Work safely in a laboratory in a manner commensurate with current legislation;
* Record experimental observations and data in an efficient manner;
* Conduct literature surveys to identify previous work in the area of the research topic;
* Critically analyse and evaluate literature data relating to the chosen area;
* Place and evaluate experimental results in the context of other researchers' work;
* Present results in a variety of formats (oral, written);
* Demonstrate the ability to conduct and develop an experimental programme.

Research Methods (T,F,A), Numeracy (F, A), Problem solving (T, F, A), Scientific writing (F, A), Independent working (F).

A research topic will be selected in conjunction with a supervising member of staff and a program of experimental work planned. In addition to the experimental aspects, appropriate library work will be conducted. Aspects of project planning, safety, report writing skills and oral presentations will be introduced as appropriate.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

CH40164 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci (hons) Chemistry with Management (Full-time) - Year 4
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci (hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 5

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.