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CH5441   Research Project

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2 days per week, to be arranged.

The research project at Level 5000 of the MChem and MSci programmes aims to develop the students' skills in the following areas: experimental design and problem-solving; abstraction, evaluation and interpretation of data in the chemical literature; practical skills and teamwork; communication of results orally and in a dissertation. The project is supervised by a member of the academic staff. The project topic and aims will be selected by both superviser and student and a literature survey will be carried out.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 2 modules from {CH2501, CH2601, CH2603, CH2701}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take all modules from {CH4444, CH4445, CH4446, CH4447, CH4448, CH4449, ID4441}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Students spend a minimum of 27 hours per week of their time on the project through semesters 1 and 2. This time includes practical work, literature study, reading and preparation of reports and presentation. Typically, 18 to 20 hours per week are laboratory related.

Scheduled learning hours: 220

Guided independent study hours: 374

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1-hour Practical Examination = 20%, Coursework = 80%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 80%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available, requires lab attendance to complete coursework

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr R Schaub
Module teaching staff: all staff