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Course Overview

This project, which requires less laboratory time than CM4028, extends over both half-sessions and affords the opportunity to learn modern research techniques and to develop some expertise in the topic of the project. As far as possible, projects are allocated in accordance with student preferences.  Every project has a named supervisor and there is considerable scope for students to use their initiative in experimental design and interpretation of results. The development of a variety of transferrable skills is an important feature of this module, including project planning, presentation of results, time management, report writing and verbal communication.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr William Harrison

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • One of BSc Chemistry with Physics (Studied) or BSc Chemistry with Mathematics (Studied) or BSc Physics with Chemistry (Studied) or BSc Archaeology with 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 research-level laboratory project, extending over both half-sessions but requiring less laboratory time than CM4028. It includes a literature review and critical assessment of previous work in the area, experimental design, data collection and analysis using a variety of techniques, preparation of a final report summarising the year's work, and giving a presentation on the findings to a small group of staff.

Further Information & Notes

The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 level 3 Chemistry credits.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Archaeology with Chemistry
  • Non-Graduating Student in Science Iss

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: progress assessments, practical work and oral examination, project report (100%).
Resit: Resit (for Honours students only): Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment (continuous assessment: progress assessments, practical work and oral examination, project report (100%)).

Formative Assessment




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