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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course is tailored to provide you with research skills with a focus on problem solving and team working experience. A PPME project (Project Planning and Management Exercise) is performed, which asks for planning, managing and results delivery for teams of 2-3 students. Project topics revolve around environmental and analytical work. Workshop style assignments are held; information prioritising, (short notice briefing on an analytical problem) and writing a grant proposal for a long term investigation. The course contains laboratory classes and workshops. Oral presentations and scientific writing are part of the course assessment.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Eva Krupp

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Chemistry (CM) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

A group of 2-3 work on project planning, method development, validation and writing SOPs in a PPME (Project Planning Management Exercise) in which the managing group designs the project and writes tasks list for a sub-contracting group, who reports back to the managing group. Every managing group is the subcontractor for the other project. Possible project/ topics: market survey of trace elements in bottled water; structure eludication protocols for marine bioactive compounds; applying forensic analysis to a real world senario Workshop style assignments: information priortization (short notice briefing on an analytical problem), writing a grant proposal for long term investigation plan. Course will contain practical lab classes and workshops.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Science Laboratories during University weeks 25 - 30
  • 2 Lectures during University week28
  • 2 Workshops during University weeks 25 - 27, 29 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Continuous assessment from written assignments, reports and presentations (67%); 3 hour examination (33%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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