Professional Skills (Integrated Masters, MChem)


KR: Programmes must develop a broad range of transferable key skills
  • Transferable skills development is an essential feature of all degree programmes
  • Requisite transferable skills cross reference to generic skills outlined in the Chemistry Benchmark Statement at bachelor's level. These incorporate written and oral communication, data handling, numerical and mathematics skills, time management and an ability to interact with other people
  • Programmes should promote a sense of proper scientific conduct and ethical responsibility
  • Collectively students' generic skills should provide basis to undertake further training of a professional nature
  • Students' competence in the exercise of transferable skills must be assessed and appropriately rewarded
KR: Programmes must develop the professional skills for those intending to practice chemical science as a profession
  • Professional skills development is an essential feature of all master's programmes and relates directly to employability as a professional chemist
  • Requisite professional skills cross reference to generic skills outlined in the Chemistry Benchmark Statement at master's level. These incorporate independent learning ability, self direction and originality, and the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility
  • Programmes should provide the independent learning ability for continuing professional development and progression to Chartered Chemist through subsequent work practice
  • Students' competence in the exercise of professional skills should be assessed