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BIOL6083 Skills in Optical Spectroscopy

Module Overview

Principle and practical application of UV/Visible Spectroscopy Fluoresence Spectroscopy CD Spectroscopy

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • A theoretical background to the different spectroscopy methods
  • A practical understanding of how to each measurement
  • Analysis and interpretation of the data (conducted in Matlab).


Students will acquire a foundation in the theory underlying each of the spectroscopic methods. The students will apply this knowledge, learning how to prepare samples and conduct the measurements. The students will then learn the how to process and interpret the resulting data in Matlab and analyse the results using the appropriate web resources.

Learning and Teaching

Independent Study50
Total study time65



MethodPercentage contribution
Scientific report 30%
Scientific report 30%
Scientific report 40%

Linked modules

(BIOL2010 and BIOL2011) or (BIOL2010 and BIOL2013) or (BIOL2011 and BIOL2013)

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