- Module code: CH3C3
- Module name: International Placement Project (MChem)
- Department: Chemistry
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
Undertaking an international placement 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 International Placement module can opt to apply for a placement in industry or in a 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. Day-to-day supervision from placement supervisor.
Other essential notes
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: CH3C3-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||MChem International Placement Project||100%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||Assessed work for Visiting/Exchange students||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F106) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with International Placement) (F109) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F109) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with International Placement) (F111) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F126) - Year 3