Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.
This paper is designed to give an introduction to some aspects of research in a specific field of chemistry and builds on the laboratory and research skills acquired in undergraduate chemistry courses. It involves carrying out an original experimental research project supervised by a member of staff. The paper assesses research performance in the first year of the Master of Science programme.
About this paper
|Master's Thesis Preparation
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Dr Courtney Ennis
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Location: Science II, 5N1
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators: Dr Courtney Ennis
As CHEM 495 is a paper taken by graduate research students, teaching staff will be those academic staff acting as research supervisors.
- Paper Structure
- The structure depends on the individual project, but the paper concludes with the submission of a research report in early November.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
- Research practices in an area of chemistry
- The effective written communication of research results