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Course Overview

The module consists of three main components including lecture courses chosen to reflect a broad range of advanced topics in chemistry and assessed by examination. These courses are complemented by a number of workshops describing advanced research techniques again drawing from examples across the breadth of chemistry and these are continuously assessed. The workshops involve distinguished visiting lecturers. The final component involves a number of workshops focussed on topics such as how to analyse and critique papers drawn from the literature, how to critically assess research proposals and discussions of topical case studies involving matters of research ethics.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor C Imrie

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 5

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

  • Either Master of Chemistry (Studied) or Master of Chemistry (Chemistry with Modern Languages) (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

Research-oriented library- and/or laboratory-based group and project work, lectures, report-writing, seminars. Reports, oral presentations and examination.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 7 Seminars during University weeks 9 - 11
  • 8 Seminars during University week12
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 13 - 14
  • 10 Seminars during University week15
  • 9 Seminars during University weeks 16 - 18

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

Alternative Assessment

Take home exam - 30%

Take home exam - 30%

5x Lecture Based Assignments - 30%

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resubmission/resit of failed elements.


Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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