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CH30132: Chemistry research project (Natural Sciences)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, OR 35%, PR 25%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Lab Work (PR 25%)
  • Viva (OR 35%)
  • Written Report (CW 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take two units from CH20148, CH20150 and CH20152. Whilst taking this unit you must take two units from CH30127, CH30128 and CH30129.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To allow students on the Natural Sciences programme to experience a practical or theoretical/computational research project typical of research in an academic environment. To further develop and reinforce the skills necessary for research work. To enhance the students chemistry knowledge and develop independent work and data analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying the Unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate advanced experimental techniques appropriate to the chosen project.
* Record experimental observations and data in an efficient manner.
* Present results in a variety of formats and place them into context of other researchers' work.
* Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct an experimental programme.

Problem solving (T, F, A), data collection and analysis, 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 introducted as appropriate.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30132 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.