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Postgraduate Course: MSc Dissertation in Chemistry (60 credits) (CHEM11013)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryA 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations 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
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 435, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 143 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment by dissertation according to the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Assessment Regulations,
Feedback Theacademic supervisor interacts with the student during the projectand discussion of the student's progress takes place during regular meetings. Written feedback is provided directly from supervisor to the student on the literature review and project report assignments. Written feedback is also returned to the student as part of the final assessment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the chosen research area acquired through literature study and interaction with colleagues
  2. Show competence in a range of routine and advanced skills (technical, IT etc) by effectively applying academic knowledge in the research lab.
  3. Demonstrate advanced skills in critical analysis and interpretation of data, offering professional-level insight and showing creativity in problem solving.
  4. Communicate research findings at a professional standard through written and oral presentations and participate fully in group discussions.
  5. Adapt to a research environment and to function effectively alongside qualified practitioners and gain the confidence to make independent decisions about the progress of the research project.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Study Abroad Not available.
Additional Class Delivery Information Project work of total hours and duration as directed by the Course Organiser.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Annamaria Lilienkampf
Tel: (0131 6)50 4812
Course secretaryMiss Claire Dickson
Tel: (0131 6)51 7257
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