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CH50103: Advanced research projects

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 48
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: DS 55%, OR 45%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • ORAL (OR 45%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH50102
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To allow students to experience a practical research project typical of research in an academic environment. To further 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 and develop them to a high level;
* Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of these techniques;
* Record experimental observations and data in an efficient manner;
* Present results in a variety of formats and place them in context of other researchers' work;
* Demonstrate a critical awareness of the scientific literature in relation to the chosen research areas;
* Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct an experimental programme;
* Devise new hypotheses, and experiments to test these hypotheses;
* Demonstrate originaltiy in tackling and solving problems.

Numeracy (F, A); Problem solving (T, F, A): Scientific writing (F, A); Independent working (F).

Two different research projects will be selected in conjunction with a supervising member of staff (one for each project) 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 and developed as appropriate.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH50103 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* 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.