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CH3C3 - MChem Professional Experience Placement Project

  • Module code: CH3C3
  • Module name: MChem Professional Experience Placement Project
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Gaining Professional Experience either through an industrial or academic setting is an excellent way for a trainee chemist to further their practical skills and gain valuable information enabling them to make informed career choices. Students undertaking the Professional Experience Module can opt to apply for a 6-month Industrial Placement or a placement in an Overseas University. They are expected to carry out a significant piece of research work or project which is written up as a report. Although the exact nature of the work is not important the report should demonstrate an ability to write up the work in a style which clearly communicates the aims and outcomes of the project. Where possible the data should be presented in a format which would allow another chemist to validate the work carried out. The module thus contributes in a large part to the development of planning and communication skills through experiential learning and as such can be considered extremely important in the development of a practising scientist’s skill set.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: complete individual COSHH assessments for a diverse range of experiments; Plan a written report on a substantial project; Carry out a piece of closely supervised work of a chemical nature; Think about role in placement setting; Analyse development as a Professional Chemist as a result of placement.

Timetabled teaching activities

Pre-placement seminar(s) and guidance from module coordinator. On-site visit from personal tutor or module coordinator. Day-to-day supervision from placement supervisor.

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Other essential notes

Pre-requisites: CH222

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: CH3C3-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F106) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F126) - Year 3
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