Postgraduate Course: MSc Dissertation in Chemistry (60 credits) (CHEM11013)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Chemistry
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||A research project tailored to the student's area of interest which will develop conceptual and analytical skills specific to that area, leading to a dissertation describing original research. There may be the possibility to undertake project work on external industrial placement, subject to availability and selection criteria.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites : Successful completion of 120 credits in the appropriate level 11 courses for the degree programme with a weighted average at or above Grade C, or with the permission of the Head of School.
Co-requisites : This course may only be taken as part of a Taught Postgraduate Masters degree in Materials Chemistry or Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.
Prohibited combinations : Graduates from Edinburgh University BSc (Hons) or MChem/MChemphys (Hons) degrees in Chemistry or Chemical Physics may only take this course with the approval of the Head of School
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
||Project work of total hours and duration as directed by the Course Organiser.
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Knowledge & understanding
- The course is essentially a training exercise for research and professional skills development but students will be expected to demonstrate a depth of comprehension and critique in the core elements of the subject area.
- critical analysis and management of data
- judging the relationship between theory and methodology, and the influence of one upon the other
- assessment of the appropriate methods of data collection/analysis to address the research question
- assessment of relevance of previous studies
- critical thinking.
- research design and management
- written, numerical, and analytical skills
- production of scientific reports.
- written, visual and oral delivery and dissemination of research findings
- interpersonal and communication skills
- computing proficiency
- organisation skills.
|Assessment by dissertation according to the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Assessment Regulations, http://www.aaps.ed.ac.uk/regulations/|
|Course organiser||Dr Steven Henderson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4811
|Course secretary||Ms Rosie Filipiak
Tel: (0131 6)50 3843
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