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The Chemistry Honours stream introduces undergraduate students to chemical research. Students undertake a supervised research project that places emphasis on scientific research methods, the use of relevant specialised techniques, critical thinking and scientific communication via written submissions and oral presentations. The learning and teaching philosophy underpinning this course is centred on Honours students taking on their ‘role as a researcher’ to develop these skills and the relevant advanced disciplinary knowledge.

Student research projects relate to multiple fields of chemistry and closely related research interests of staff.

The Chemistry Honours stream involves undertaking a research project that, although conducted under supervision, contains substantial independent research and self-direction. The research project is described in a thesis that forms a major part of the assessment. The research project is complemented by introductory written and oral background presentations and oral presentation of the research project. There are also relevant advanced level courses that students must undertake.

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC.

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