Research Methodology 1

Module code: CH7051

In this module, you'll gain experience in the techniques and skills that are important in order to carry out high-level chemical research, including planning, organisation and record keeping, literature searching, practical laboratory skills, data analysis, report writing, oral presentation and teamwork.

Topics covered

  • Advanced experimental procedures. 
  • Purification and analysis of chemical products using a variety of methods.
  • Effective time management
  • Writing comprehensive scientific reports for a scientific audience.
  • Assessment of safety issues.


  • 126 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 74 hours of guided independent study


  • Practical (80%)
  • Exercises (20%)