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Course Overview

The final-year research project for BSc Honours students 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 Full Year Credit Points 45 credits (22.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mark M. Law

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • One of BSc Chemistry (Studied) or BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry (Studied) or BSc Environmental Chemistry (Studied) or BSc Chemistry with Mathematics (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, and including 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 of the findings.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Literature survey at start of project - 15%

Progress talk - 7.5%
Lab performance in first term - 7.5%
Lab performance in second term - 15%
Final presentation & oral exam - 15%
Project report - 40%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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