Placement Project Practical

Module code: CH3651

You've passed the halfway mark of your MChem and your practical chemistry skills will have developed immensely from when you began. You're now undertaking a year of industry, and this module offers you the opportunity to put your practical abilities into practice within an industrial setting.

In it, you'll undertake a research-based project in an academic or industrial environment working as part of a group or team.

To be successful, you'll need to consider the practical tasks you'll be doing and how appropriate they are to your project. You'll also need to plan and carry out practical work to make sure you're generating reliable data. Ensuring safety will be critical and you must prepare risk assessments when necessary. Once you've completed a practical, you'll analyse the data generated, reflecting on the results to plan and execute further investigations. If any problems crop up, you will need to make judgements on the short- and long-term direction of your research. Your project will need to run efficiently, and your data and lab/work records will need to be up to a professional standard.

The skills gained during this module will be invaluable as you move towards the large-scale research project you'll undertake during your final year of your MChem.

Learning

  • 300 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Practical (100%)