Project Work (Discrete Masters, MSC and Integrated Masters MChem)


KR: Programmes must provide research training to enable students to complete a substantial project, the outcome of which is potentially publishable
  • Project work is an important element in the education of a professional chemist since it facilitates the development of essential high-level career skills
  • Programmes should provide suitable research training to enable students to successfully complete a substantial research project
  • The project, which can include those in computational and theoretical chemistry or in chemical pedagogy, would normally be completed in the final stage of a programme
  • It must be of an investigative nature and contain a substantial amount of advanced chemistry, drawing on the chemical and related literature
  • Projects should require some originality and be of a quality that is potentially publishable, i.e. work that has not been reported previously in the literature
  • The project should be an individual project, although team projects can be considered, and may be undertaken either in an academic institution or in industry
  • Assessment criteria for projects should be transparent and clearly explained to students before the project work commences
  • Project work must be assessed rigorously and contribute significantly to the final classification or grade
  • For integrated master's programmes, the substantial project should normally account for not less than one half of student workload in the final year
  • For discrete master's programmes, the substantial project should normally account for not less than one third of the entire programme