Chemistry Research Project - CHEM6200

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) Mark Green checkmark-circle

Overview

During this module students will choose a research project from one of four areas: Computational Chemistry, Solid-State Chemistry, Synthetic (Organic) Chemistry, or Chemical Pedagogy. They will then independently plan and execute their experiments, simulations (computational chemistry) or pedagogical research with guidance from an academic supervisor. The module provides framework research training.

Details

Contact hours

Private Study: 274
Contact Hours: 26
Total: 300

Availability

Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Project Report (20-25 pages) – 50%
• Progress Report (2 pages) – 10%
• Presentation (15 minutes) – 20%
• Supervisor Mark – 20%

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories relating to Chemical Skills in presenting scientific material and arguments clearly and correctly, in writing and orally, to a range of audiences.
2. Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of the core and foundation scientific physical, biological and chemical concepts, terminology, theory, units, conventions and methods. Also as applied to and in relation to forensic analysis.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject and to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems.
4. Recognise and analyse problems and plan strategies for their solution by the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information and data.
5. Demonstrate competence in the planning, design and execution of investigations, from the problem-recognition stage through to the evaluation and appraisal of results and findings; this to include the ability to select appropriate techniques and procedures.
6. Interpret data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in terms of their underlying significance and the theory underpinning them, and to present such data in a professional environment.

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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