This is a four year MChem degree accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. You will spend the first 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 final year, you will carry out an individual research project addressing a novel area of contemporary chemistry, whilst following lectures at the research forefront. Throughout the degree, you will develop your chemical understanding, problem-solving and practical skills. Graduates of this course are well-prepared for higher 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. We introduce Practical Chemistry 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
Optional modules; you will take 40 credits of modules from those offered by other departments in science and the other faculties. 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 module provides you with an opportunity to specialise or to continue to study with a timetable-compatible module of another subject. You study one 20-credit module.
There are two compulsory modules, and the remaining modules allow you to study all areas of the subject or to specialise. These 20-credit modules provide you with the opportunity to further develop your interest in specialised areas of the subject.
The final choice of where to carry out your Research Project may be delayed until the third year, and the majority perform their project work in Durham. Research projects may be in biological chemistry, materials synthesis and structure, optical and molecular electronics, soft matter, sustainable chemistry and catalysis or theory and dynamics.
You study two modules of lectures, specialising in your chosen areas of the subject, and you devote the major part of your final year to a project carrying out novel research alongside other researchers.
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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