Chemistry at Salford integrates the core branches of organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry in a way that meets the needs of employers who are looking for highly skilled chemists across the range of modern chemical industries. We are bringing the industry to you by integrating contributions and perspectives from industry experts into course content, thus ensuring that you will be well prepared for life after university as well as being exceptionally employable. With an emphasis on integrating your understanding of concepts and applying laboratory skills to find answers to current problems, you will appreciate how chemistry and its applications can transform the world we live in. You will gain experience in aspects of sustainable chemistry, a vital area of the modern chemicals industry, also known as 'green' chemistry. You can develop this further if you wish by taking the BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry route in your second year. This involves studying modules in environmental chemistry where you will learn about environmentally-friendly approaches to the design of new materials, technologies and clean synthetic methods, as well as studying the impact of inorganic and organic molecules on human health and the environment. At the University of Salford we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field. Examples of research areas that you can explore include: nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, natural products, biomarkers, analytical detection of volatiles, mass spectrometry, computational studies, skin modelling, environmental assessment, pollution and remediation, toxicology and much more.
Year one modules may include: Chemical Structure Determination; Introduction to Organic Chemistry; Introduction to Physical Chemistry; Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry; Introductory Biochemistry; Biochemical and Pharmaceutical skills. Year two modules may include: Applied Chemical Skills; Chemical and Biochemical Research Skills; Bio-inorganic and Medicinal Chemistry; Core Organic Chemistry; Green Chemistry; Core Physical Chemistry. Final year modules may include: Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry; Advanced Organic Chemistry; Advanced Physical Chemistry; Science and Industry; Research Project and Professional Skills. You have the opportunity to complete a placement year between years two and three, which you arrange with our support.
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