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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

In the second half of Level 5, students gain research experience in a professional research environment, normally in a laboratory on mainland Europe. These projects extend from January to April and students may obtain additional funding from the Erasmus scheme to cover their extra costs associated with living abroad.  Students may undertake their placement further afield, for example in North America or Australia, or within Aberdeen, subject to individual circumstances. Students undertake a comprehensive literature review on the topic of their project during the first half-session. The project placement is at the heart of the MChem and richly enhances employability.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Corrie Imrie

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • One of Master of Chemistry (Studied) or Master of Chemistry (Chemistry with Modern Languages) (Studied) or Master of Chemistry for the Offshore Industry (Studied) or Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas (Studied) or Master of Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry) (Studied) or Master of Chemistry (Medicinal Chemistry) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate 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 placement in industry or in an appropriate research institute involving an agreed programme of research or project work. Students should be aware that industrial placements are at the discretion of the institution concerned and cannot be guaranteed. Students failing to obtain placements will be able to proceed to the MChem by an alternative route.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Research project (practical work, written report, oral presentation).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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