Advanced Spectroscopy (860C1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module explores the latest advances in Spectroscopy. It is based on recent developments in the subject, combining lectures and workshops, research talks, directed and independent reading and a critical work. Lectures will present current advances, with a focus on modern spectroscopic techniques for structure elucidation, investigation of molecular dynamics and ultra-sensitive detection and their application across chemistry, physics and biology. Workshops will provide a discussion forum for problem-solving activities.

Teaching

79%: Lecture
21%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 26 hours of contact time and about 124 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: