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CH50201: Masters 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: 30
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Dissertation period
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 25%, DS 30%, OR 45%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Dissertation (DS 30%)
  • Coursework (CW 25%)
  • 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 CH50200
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To allow students to experience an in-depth, open-ended full-time practical research project typical of research in an academic environment. To further develop and reinforce the skills necessary for research work.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* demonstrate advanced experimental techniques appropriate to the chosen project, including independent use of sophisticated instrumentation appropriate to the research field;
* 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;
* place and evaluate experimental results in the context of other researchers' work;
* write an extended scientific report commensurate with a chosen journal style, with the potential for publication;
* discuss and defend the conclusions drawn from the study in an oral examination;
* 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. The content will be project specific, but will entail advanced experimental methodology in either computational, synthetic or physical chemistry.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH50201 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.