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CH3C8-90 MChem Industrial Placement Project

Undergraduate Level 3
Module leader
Stefan Bon
Credit value
Module duration
40 weeks
80% coursework, 20% exam
Study location
Placement in industry
Introductory description


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Module aims

Development of interactive skills to gain professional experience in an industrial environment.

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

The aims and objectives of the placement will be defined by the industrial supervisors, agreed with the student, and clarified in the first feedback placement coordinator meeting at the start of the academic year (October). These will be designed to be of maximum benefit to the company whilst ensuring that the professional development of the student will encompass as wide a variety of experience as possible in the context of the placement.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Have a profound understanding of original research/development as carried out in industry/business.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental scientific principles that underlie the project work.
  • Communicate orally the results of original research and development.
  • Have a professional attitude to work in an industrial /business environment.
Research element

e.g. essay, individual or group research, research skills activity, etc.


e.g. co taught with another department or with an industry perspective, bridges two or more disciplinary concepts, ideas, etc.

Subject specific skills

Written communication
Organisation and time management
Commercial/organisational awareness

Transferable skills

Written communication
Organisation and time management
Commercial/organisational awareness

Study time

Type Required
Placement 900 hours (100%)
Total 900 hours
Private study description

No private study requirements defined for this module.


No further costs have been identified for this module.

You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.

Assessment group D2
Weighting Study time
Industrial Supervisor Assessment 20%
Oral Presentation 30%
Written literature review 30%

Minimum 5000 words.

Oral Examination 20%

Follow on discussion from the presentation (around 30 mins, combined 1 hour)

Feedback on assessment

Marks and written feedback for all components released via Moodle.

Past exam papers for CH3C8


This module is Core for:

  • UCHA-F110 Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Industrial Placement)
    • Year 3 of F110 MChem Chemistry (with Industrial Placement)
    • Year 3 of F112 MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Placement
  • Year 3 of UCHA-4M Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants