Chemical Studies Project CHEM3025

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Chemistry
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

A course involving individual and collaborative chemistry projects for students at level 3 of the BSc Chemical Studies degree programme.


Timetable to be arranged

Requirements of Entry

Grade D3 or above in both Chemistry 2X and Chemistry 2Y

Excluded Courses



Literature report 35%, Lab report 35%, Oral presentation 15% and Poster presentation 15%.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Group work and laboratories cannot be reassessed.

Course Aims

To give students the experience of investigating an issue in chemistry and preparing an individual report.

To provide students with the experience of collaborative work in a research context.

To develop the knowledge and skill required to execute and assess a chemistry laboratory experiment.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Organise, structure, time manage and minute group meetings

Search for information and assess the quality of information from various sources

Organise material and present clearly using a scientific style

Work effectively in a group to perform an experiment

Understand safety data (COSHH assessment form) 

Perform the experiment and assess the reproducibility

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.