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MChem, BSc Chemistry with Study Abroad

Year 3

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year you should have provided evidence of being able to:

- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline of chemistry;
- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;
- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline;
- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;
- apply your knowledge and understanding and develop your experimental skills as a preliminary to carrying out an extended laboratory-based project in year 4 of the programme;
- advanced aspects of selected areas of the subject at a non-European University;
- adapt to a different social and intellectual environment which may include working for an extended period in another language.
- conform to professional standards in Chemistry, and to satisfy the admission criteria for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC).

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- the ability to adapt to major changes in their working and social environment while studying effectively;
- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
- the ability to exercise initiative and personal responsibility;
- the ability to deploy decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the ability to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability to study and apply a broad range of aspects of chemistry in another country;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative;
- effective written and verbal communication of the essential features of the chemistry involved in the placement.


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