|Prerequisites for Module|
Successful completion of the PgD Instrumental Analytical Sciences course.
Aims of Module
To allow students to apply and develop their knowledge and understanding of the techniques of analytical science in their chosen elective area to an extended research project.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
A problem or topic for further study in a given analytical area has been identified and a project plan to approach the topic over the period available has been produced.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
In addition formal meetings of all concerned will be held, normally two though a different number may be held if judged appropriate. The final product is a thesis describing the work done, results obtained and conclusions resulting from the analysis of these results.
Assessment occurs in two stages. Stage 1, two internal examiners assess the thesis independently and each produces a report on a proforma.
Stage 2 is an oral examination.
In respect of practical investigations the safe working practice of the Institution in which the work is being done must be followed, and students must always follow procedures agreed in advance with the supervisors.