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BSc (Hons) Chemical Physics

University of East Anglia
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Course UCAS code: FF31
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
We have been teaching Chemical Physics at UEA for almost 50 years; today some of the most adventurous scientific activity can be found in this field. Exciting and intellectually challenging, our BSc degree will introduce you to topics across the full scope of the subject, such as the fabrication and properties of nanoparticles, laser systems and their applications, microsensors, computational modelling and photonics. You will benefit from our interdisciplinary and coherent approach, which brings together chemistry, physics and mathematics. We are a leading centre for chemistry research in the UK, with 98% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). The School of Chemistry’s research themes are light and energy, the chemistry of materials and catalysis, and the chemistry of life processes. These themes influence and run throughout our taught programmes, ensuring you learn at the forefront of research in the field. **Course Structure** Over the course you will cover topics across the full scope of chemical physics, as well as developing the transferable skills required of professional scientists. **Year 1** You will study a range of modules, covering topics including: physics, basic organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, quantum mechanics and be introduced to laboratory based work. **Year 2** Your second year will consist of laboratory work, including a specialised laboratory module on chemical physics. You’ll also explore core chemistry topics and have additional lectures in mathematics and theoretical chemistry. **Year 3** In your final year you’ll undertake an extended research project alongside further modules in advanced topics in chemistry. Your project could be a computational or laboratory project, typically a research project focusing on one of the key areas of modern chemical physics, such as laser interactions, surface chemistry, light harvesting and smart materials. For this you will spend time in a research group, usually working alongside postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Your research project will not only build up your research skills, therefore improving your employment prospects, it is also an enjoyable and stimulating experience, and can lead to publication in a scientific journal. You’ll also take further modules in physical chemistry and analytical chemistry, and well as choosing additional optional modules. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**
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Year 1 gives you a strong basis in mathematics, chemistry and laboratory-based work, alongside specialist topics in chemical physics and quantum mechanics. Year 2 focuses largely on laboratory work, including a module on chemical physics. Alongside this, you will study core chemistry topics, mathematics and theoretical chemistry. In Year 3, you will study advanced modules in chemistry alongside options you have selected, such as Forensic Chemistry: Interpretation and Professional Skills, Advanced Laboratory, and Protein Structure, Chemistry and Engineering. You will also undertake a final year research project based on your own interests in modern chemistry.
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15 January

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UEA has a great atmosphere which makes both studying and socialising easy. The facilities on campus range from the library to the bar and from shops to accommodation which means that it is possible to live on campus without venturing away but at the same time the city of Norwich is a lovely place to explore. The university had the largest natural environment in the UK which includes a lake and woodlands which are relaxing to explore.

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £19,800
Admissions Service:
Tel. 01603 591515
Email. [email protected]

Admissions Service:
Tel. 01603 591515
Email. [email protected]

 
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  • luvestry's avatar by luvestry on 25th July 2019
    The course itself has been so interesting that I can't wait until the second year when the content looks even more fascinating. The environment is welcoming. All services you would ever need can be found around campus and their opening times are amazing - especially in a bind! The library is open really late and it's super quiet so it's the perfect place to study, and the range of books they stock is remarkable!
  • jakey420's avatar by jakey420 on 24th January 2019
    The nightlife could be better in terms of more diverse music, but the lcr is enough for most people due to convenience. Lots of activities and sport to get into. Wish only I had time to do them all!
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