Chemistry Advanced Project (MChem) (F1140)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn and spring teaching

For this advanced project, you undertake a piece of original research in an area at the forefront of chemistry. After consultation with a member of faculty, you undertake research on a topic of your choice.

An individual project will usually involve the use of experimental/computational procedures to investigate a specific chemical/biological problem.
Experimental strategies will be designed and executed followed by data collection and analysis.
The data may be generated using a combination of computation and/or laboratory experiments.


15%: Practical (Project)
85%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Dissertation, Presentation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 55 hours of contact time and about 545 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: