Undergraduate Course: Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad Level 10 (CHEM10047)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Course type||Year Abroad
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course, together with Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad Level 11 (alongside which it must always be taken), constitutes one academic year of full-time research at an approved university outside the UK.
This course, together with Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad Level 11 (alongside which it must always be taken), constitutes a full academic year, full-time study at an approved university outside the United Kingdom. The two courses are optional Year 4 curricula for students on the MChem degree programmes Chemistry with a year Abroad, Chemistry with Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry and a year Abroad, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with a year Abroad, Chemistry with Materials Chemistry with a year Abroad and Chemical Physics with a year Abroad. During the period students undertake an extended research project on a topic agreed with their host supervisor. Taught courses may also be attended and may be chosen from those available at the university at an appropriate level and relevance to students' interests and degree programme. Such courses are not awarded any credits towards the student's degree. Coursework for completion during the year is provided by the University of Edinburgh. Assessment consists of marks for coursework, a literature survey related to the project, a written project report, an oral presentation and aspects of performance in the project.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Placement Study Abroad Hours 600,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course is assessed entirely on the basis of coursework.
||An academic supervisor visits each student during the placement and discussion of the student┐s progress takes place during a meeting with the placement supervisor. Written feedback is provided directly from academic supervisor to the student on the project report assignments also following the final assessment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of the chosen research area acquired through literature study and interaction with colleagues.
- Show competence in a range of routine and advanced skills (technical, IT etc) by effectively applying academic knowledge in the research lab.
- Demonstrate advanced skills in critical analysis and interpretation of data, offering professional-level insight and showing creativity in problem solving.
- Communicate research findings at a professional standard through written and oral presentations and participate fully in group discussions.
- Adapt to an overseas work environment gaining an understanding of the culture in the host country. Function effectively alongside qualified practitioners and gain the confidence to make independent decisions about the progress of the research projects.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Full-time study away from Edinburgh. Must be taken alongside Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad Level 11
|Course organiser||Dr Peter Kirsop
Tel: (0131 6)50 4719
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Brown
Tel: (0131 6)51 7258