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CH401 - Research Project & Methodology

  • Module code: CH401
  • Module name: Research Project & Methodology
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module is designed to develop student research skills, through an extended project in an area of chemistry involving synthesis, measurement science, computational chemistry or a combination thereof. Students will become aware of the elements of research, including appraising the literature, designing novel experiments (practical or computational), assessing results and drawing conclusions that they will be able to set against the current field. This module will allow students to be original in their application of knowledge to the solution of new, research-led problems.

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; Understand and be aware of current research and problems relating to the area of the research project. To be able to critically evaluate the literature and identify the most important body of work; Plan experiments (practical and computational), and carry out appropriate analyses; Present to peers a critical evaluation of their research work and to be able to defend their work to an audience of peers; Write a high quality report at research level including an appraisal of the literature, experimental methods, results and discussion, conclusions

Timetabled teaching activities

20 weeks, 365 contact hours ( lectures/seminars - 5 hrs in total, 3 lab days per week under the supervision of a research supervisor, 235 hrs student centred learning).

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/CH401

Other essential notes

Pre-requisites: CH3G0, CH3E9, CH3F0, CH3F1, or either CH3C3, CH3C5, CH3D7

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: CH401-60)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 45%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 7.5%
Assessed Course Work 37.5%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F105) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F106) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) (F107) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate MChem Chemistry with Industrial Training (F108) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F125) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F126) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year) (F127) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Training (F128) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemical Biology MChem with Intercalated Year (F1C1) - Year 5
  • MChem Chemical Biology (FC11) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A