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Undergraduate Course: Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad Level 11 (CHEM11039)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
Course typeYear Abroad AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThis course, together with Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad Level 10 (alongside which it must always be taken), constitutes 12 months full-time study at an approved university outside Europe. 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 do not contribute towards the student's overall mark. 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 and aspects of performance in the project.
Course description The two courses constitute the standard Year 4 curriculum for students on the following degree programmes: Chemistry with Industrial Experience, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with Industrial Experience, Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry and Industrial Experience, and Chemical Physics with Industrial Experience. Students are selected by interview on a competitive basis and are required to submit applications according to their interests and preferred geographical location. Assessment consists of marks awarded for a written report of the project, a literature review and aspects of the performance on the placement.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad Level 10 (CHEM10047)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year in Industry Level 10 (CHEM10026) OR Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year in Industry Level 11 (CHEM11030) OR Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad with Industrial Experience Level 10 (CHEM10046) OR Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad with Industrial Experience Level 11 (CHEM11038)
Other requirements (Must include a weighted average of Grade C or higher in all Chemistry 3 courses AND a weighted average of Grade D or higher in Chemistry 3A and Chemistry 3B, at the first attempt) OR (Must include a weighted average of Grade C or higher in all Chemical Physics 3 courses AND a weighted average of Grade D or higher in all Chemical Physics 3 courses with degree examinations, at the first attempt).

Note that students must additionally have achieved a suitable standard in a relevant language through study in years 1 and 2, if appropriate.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Placement Study Abroad Hours 600, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course is assessed entirely on the basis of coursework.
Feedback 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 literature review and project report assignments. Written feedback is also returned to the student as part of the final assessment form.
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 an overseas work environment and to function effectively alongside qualified practitioners and gain the confidence to make independent decisions about the progress of the research project.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Academic Year placement
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Peter Kirsop
Tel: (0131 6)50 4719
Course secretaryMs Anne Brown
Tel: (0131 6)51 7258
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