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CH40164: Chemistry research 2

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: 30
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, OR 25%, OT 10%, PR 25%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Lab Work (PR 25%)
  • Oral Presentation (OT 10%)
  • Viva (OR 25%)
  • Written Report (CW 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this unit you cannot take CH30050 or take CH30063 or take CH40165 or take CH40166 or take CH40167. This unit is only available to students on the MSci Chemistry with Management programme.
Further information on descriptions 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. Regular contact with the supervisor will be maintained to offer guidance and formative feedback. 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH40164 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 5)

* 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.