European placement for 1 year
Run by School of Natural Sciences
120 Credits or 60 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Martina Lahmann
Overall aims and purpose
This module formalises the European placement. The placement gives the student the opportunity to experience working in a laboratory in Europe, working on one or several projects. It also gives the student experience of writing up a larger project and describing their work in an oral presentation.
This module involves the student in going on an European placement visit for one year which is assessed by the placement supervisor and the students tutor and another member of academic staff.
Course Team: Dr M Lahmann, BU Placement Supervisor
RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS ESSENTIAL READING- None RECOMMENDED - None SPECIFIC RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS The student will be placed in Europe and will need to make arrangements for accommodation/travel.
thresholdThreshold (40%). Knowledge and understanding of the content covered in the course is basic; Problems of a routine nature are generally adequately solved; laboratory experiments are usually carried out with reasonable success though significance and limitations of experimental data and/or observations may not be fully recognised; transferable skills are at a basic level.
goodGood (~60%). Knowledge base covers all essential aspects of subject matter dealt with in the programme and shows good evidence of enquiry beyond this. Conceptual understanding is good. Problems of a familiar and unfamiliar nature are solved in a logical manner; solutions are generally correct and acceptable. Laboratory work is carried out in a reliable and efficient manner, with a good appreciation of data analysis shown in write-ups. Performance in transferable skills is sound and shows no significant deficiencies.
excellentExcellent (>70%). Knowledge base is extensive and extends well beyond the work covered in the programme. Conceptual understanding is outstanding. Problems of a familiar and unfamiliar nature are solved with efficiency and accuracy; problem-solving procedures are adjusted to the nature of the problem. Laboratory work are exemplary and show a thorough analysis and appraisal of experimental results, with appropriate suggestions for improvement. Performance in transferable skills is generally very good.
- The student should be able to work on a European project.
- The student should be able to learn a wide range of experimental and theoretical techniques associated with the project.
- The student should also learn to write a report on the project.
- The student should be able to make an oral presentation on the project.
|European Supervisors Report/Questionnaire||40|
|Student Report on European placement||30|
|Oral Presentation at Company||10|
|Oral exam based on report||10|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This module involves the student spending between 9 months and a year in a European University and/or European Company, performing a wide range of tasks. While abroad, the student will work on coursework revision, and has to write up a project report towards the end of the stay. An oral presentation on the research project might be expected by the host supervisor but has to be produced for the assessment committee as soon as possible after return.
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- F102: Chem with Europ Exper year 3 (BSC/CEE)