Chemistry Project 5M CHEM5010P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Chemistry
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Independent chemistry project for the MSci degree programmes in Chemistry and Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and Chemistry


10 weeks laboratory work with an average of 20 hours per week

Requirements of Entry

Normally grade C3 or above in Inorganic Chemistry 4M, Organic Chemistry 4M and Physical Chemistry 4M.


  Assessment of project work, thesis and oral examination

Main Assessment In: April/May

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 ability in both written and oral skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

  Not applicable