CHEM40280 Chemistry Seminar Programme II

Academic Year 2022/2023

This is an all-year module taken by students in the 2nd Year of their PhD (special arrangements are in place for January start students - contact School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Office). The module aims to provide exposure to recent research developments in Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Students will be required to attend a minimum of 12 scientific seminars from external speakers to UCD/TCD. This includes School seminars, RSC seminars and those provided in other Schools and Institutes such as the Conway Institute. The student will maintain a record of the seminars they have attended. They will be required to analyse each of 12 seminars providing a brief summary of what they learnt or felt most important in each case. The seminars used cannot have been used previously for assessment in any other PhD Graduate student module. The number of seminars that can be taken from conferences or half-day or one-day symposia run in TCD or UCD is limited (see Module Co-ordinator for details).

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should: have learnt about new and emerging topics having attended a series of seminars covering a diverse range of subject matter; gained experience of recording, summarising and reporting on seminar content or on researching and presenting a seminar based on recent research. Course is Graded as Pass (60%) or Honours (76%).

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
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Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
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Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Summary of Seminars Attended Varies over the Trimester n/a Not yet recorded No


Carry forward of passed components
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Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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