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CH50200: Preparation for research project

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: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 70%, OR 30%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 70%)
  • Oral (OR 30%)
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 develop the skills necessary for preparing a research project in an academic environment, including writing a short research proposal. To further develop and reinforce the skills necessary for research work. To develop the students ability to communicate scientific data in both written and oral form.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* survey current relevant literature using appropriate databases e.g. SciFinder, Web of Knowledge;
* present research work in both written and oral formats and place a research project into the context of other researchers' work;
* critically evaluate results, draw appropriate conclusions and identify areas for future research;
* construct a research proposal that will form the starting point for their Masters research project (CH50201).

Research Methods (T,F,A), Information handling & retrieval (T,F,A), Numeracy & computation (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 the student will then carry out a literature survey of the relevant background and present a critical written appraisal of it. The student will present a concise summary of the survey in an oral presentation and draft a short research proposal that will form the starting point for the Masters research project (CH50201).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH50200 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.