Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Chemistry Project 4M for Chemical Physics non-WP CHEM5043P

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Chemistry
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Chemistry project for fourth year of non-work-placement route to the MSci Chemical Physics degree


20 weeks laboratory work with an average of 24 hours per week

Requirements of Entry

Normally successful completion of level 3M Chemical Physics at grade C3 or better

Excluded Courses



Assessment of project work (30%), thesis (40%), oral presentation (10%) and oral examination (20%)

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. 

Course Aims

To provide students with a thorough and rigorous treatment of a research topic in chemistry, appropriate for aspiring professional chemical physicists.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and thorough understanding of the central facts and the experimental basis for 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 of ability in both written and oral skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable