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Module Title 4P1 Masters Research Project
Department Chemistry
Module Code 03 10870
Module Lead Dr Maryjane Tremayne
Level Masters Level
Credits 60
Semester Full Term
Restrictions This module is offered to suitably qualified occasional students. For the latter, enrolment is determined on a case-by-case basis using academic transcripts.
Contact Hours Project supervision-375 hours
Total: 375 hours

Students registered for the degree of MSci are required to undertake a major research project, in an area of their choice. The research topic is determined by consultation with academic members of staff. During their fourth year, students join the research group of their project supervisor to undertake the project work. The results of their work are communicated using a written dissertation and an oral presentation; students are also required to attend an interview (viva voce) with their assessors.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to carry out research-based project;
  • Demonstrate an ability for independent learning, time management and team work (i.e. as part of a research group/team);
  • Demonstrate an ability for reflection upon and analysis of results, and for forward planning;
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate the results of their research using written and oral methods.
Assessment 10870-02 : Continual Assessment : Dissertation (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Supervision 32.5%, interim project report, interim oral presentation and full project report 40%, oral presentation 10%, interview with assessor 17.5%
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