CHEM40030 Research Project

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module comprises a substantial body of research in an area of Chemistry, undertaken under the supervision of one of the members of the School of Chemistry, sometimes in collaboration with staff from other Schools or Centres. The research is carried out in conjunction with that of the supervisor's research group.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module the student will have gained experience of working in a research environment and of devising and executing solutions to research problems. They will have acquired knowledge and understanding of a range of chemical and instrumental methods and of the design of research projects. They will also be able to carry out an effective literature search relating to the development of a research project. In addition, they will have gained experience in the presentation of scientific work as posters, oral communications and written reports.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The research module will involve a significant body of work for a student carried out in the research lab of one of the school's faculty.
The student learning will be experiential and also through formative feedback provided by the PI and any lab supervisor. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

This module is intended for students in the final year of an Honours Chemistry degree program or postgraduate students in a Chemical discipline. Other students wishing to take this module must have a comparable background in chemistry and must consult the School.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
CHEM40040 - Research Project, CHEM41460 - Env Sus Chem Research Project

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade

Not yet recorded.

Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Formative feedback should be continuous from both the PI and any lab supervisor. Formative feedback on the thesis introduction given following submission of a thesis introduction in trimester 2 week 1.

Name Role
Professor Dermot Brougham Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Tony Keene Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Andrew Phillips Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Marina Rubini Lecturer / Co-Lecturer