MChem General Paper and Key Skills

Module code: CH3270

This module offers a great opportunity to develop your general chemistry skills through a variety of different methods.

You'll submit a paper, in which you will solve unseen synoptic chemistry problems. You'll solve these using principles that you learnt in your core modules in your first and second years, ensuring that you retain knowledge gained during your first two years of study.

This module also has a focus on research methods outside the experimential. You'll learn how to effectively use chemistry databases to search for and collate information from published sources. Additionally, you’ll search for scientific literature on a specific topic, evaluate the scientific content of them and produce a professional summary and critical analysis of these papers

In addition, this module features aspects which will help you to either secure post-graduate employment or further study. You'll reflect on your own skills and formulate action plans to improve. Also, you'll communicate aspects of your research project to an audience of non-experts in your field.

Learning

  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of practical classes/workshops
  • 130 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework (100%)