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CH30054: Industrial placement (BSc hons)

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 60      [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours:
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: OT 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Placement (OT 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take CH30058 . This unit is for students on BSc or MSci sandwich courses in the Department of Chemistry and will also be available to Natural Sciences students registered with the department.
Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
To provide students with an opportunity to gain a years experience of working in a chemical company or related organisation. The placement will allow students to:
* Apply knowledge and skills gained at University to real applications of Chemistry and related areas.
* Demonstrate a range of "key skills" such as team work, time and project management, oral and written communication.
* Participate in an extended programme of scientific work and develop professional skills appropriate to that area of work.

A laboratory or office based project with training programme will be conducted in a company or organisation approved by the Department of Chemistry. The content will depend on the precise requirements of the placement company.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30054 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 3)


  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2020/21.
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