You will spend three years developing an understanding of a broad range of modern chemistry covering organic and inorganic synthesis, physical characterisation methods, and chemistry at the interfaces with biosciences, engineering and physics. You will also gain a broad range of practical skills in synthesis, physical measurement and data analysis. In your third year you will have an opportunity to demonstrate the research skills you have developed. Throughout the degree you will develop your chemical understanding, problem-solving and practical skills, whilst learning how to learn. Graduates of this programme are well-prepared for Masters level study, work in the chemicals sector, and roles requiring problem-solving and numeracy skills.
You will study 120 credits per academic year. In the first year, there are 80 credits of chemistry modules that teach you the basics of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, consolidating and building on pre-university courses. Mathematical and Experimental Tools Required in Chemistry (METRiC) contains courses that develop mathematical and physical concepts as tools for chemistry, and also some background biology and physics. Practical Chemistry is introduced in two cross-disciplinary modules, concluding in a short project.
Core Chemistry 1
Practical Chemistry 1A
Mathematical and Experimental Tools Required in Chemistry
Introduction to Materials Chemistry
Practical Chemistry 1B
You will take 40 credits of modules from those offered by other departments in science and the other faculties. Optional modules have previously included:
Biology and languages are popular
We offer an elective Chemistry module âMolecules in Actionâ.
You will study compulsory modules to the value of 100 credits. These extend your knowledge of inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry from the first-year introduction, and develop further practical skills. Your final second-year modules provide you with an opportunity to specialise or to continue to study with a timetable-compatible module of another subject. You will study one 20-credit module.
Three compulsory modules ensure that you cover some core aspects of the subject, and also provides you with a research-led project. The remaining modules allow you to study all areas of the subject or to specialise.
We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2020 entry from September 2019.
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