Chemistry Project for MSc CHEM5008P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Chemistry
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Chemistry project for the MSc degree programmes in Chemistry and in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry..


14 weeks of laboratory work, including thesis writing, with an average of 40 hours per week.

Requirements of Entry

Normally grade C3 or better in the 120 credits of taught courses of the MSc degree programme.


Assessment of project work, thesis, and oral examination. The practical performance (20%) is assessed by the supervisor. Two independent assessors grade the written thesis (50%) and conduct the viva voce examination (30%).

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:

The project work cannot normally be repeated or amended. The practical performance cannot be re-assessed.

Course Aims

To provide students with a thorough scientific education at tertiary level, together with a wide and rigorous treatment of a research topic in chemistry, appropriate for an aspiring professional chemist.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and thorough understanding of the central facts and the experimental basis of a research topic in chemistry. They should be able to solve problems of a numerical or logical nature in the context of this understanding and demonstrate practical skills in chemical techniques. In addition students will be expected to obtain information from written and electronic archived material, to interpret critically this information and show a high level ability in both written and oral skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable.