CHY8411 : Research Project (60)

Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 55
ECTS Credits: 30.0


To provide students with a research project in a modern area of chemistry, and for students registered on the Medicinal Chemistry programme, a specific project related to that specialism; to give students the experience of working in a research environment.

Outline Of Syllabus

The project provides Stage 4 students with an opportunity to work in an active research environment on a project relevant to their areas of interest. Students registered on the Medicinal Chemistry programme will complete a project in the relevant specialism.

Students indicate their preferences for projects at the of Stage 4.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Assessment of project, report, presentation and viva
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Coursework exercises
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture41:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work2021:00420:00Perform practical work in the research laboratory to satisfy the requirement of the research project
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study176:0076:00Background reading - Project planning - Analysis of data
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision202:0040:002x1h weekly project supervision sessions with supervisor
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Seminars cover writing up project work and presentation skills. Most of the project involves practical work within the research laboratories but also includes time for experimental design and some background work.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination302A25N/A
Oral Presentation102A10N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M25Written Project Report (30 pages)
Written exercise2M15To include a written safety and risk assessment, project plan and Research Seminars.
Practical/lab report2M25Assessed of project work
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Projects may be in labs or computer based. Assessment of the practical work performed during the project will be carried out by the project supervisor. The coursework exercises consist of a safety and risk assessment exercise, attendance at the School research seminars and a written project plan. Students will be expected to submit a final written report, at the end of the module. Students will deliver a final presentation (10 minutes), summarising their work, to an audience consisting of their peers and members of staff. Academic staff assess the final project report and conduct an oral examination (30 minutes) of the candidate.

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