This degree aims to:
Year one of this exciting new development covers the main areas of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry with specialist modules in transferable skills and specialist topics. The theme of specialist applied chemistry topics will be returned to at each level of the course. Basic practical skills are focussed upon in the first year of the course.
Year two continues the theme of vertically integrating and developing your knowledge and skills in the four main areas of chemistry together with applied integrated specialist topics and more challenging practical work.
Year three will develop advanced areas of inorganic and organic synthesis, advanced analytical techniques, concepts of quality assurance and laboratory management, applied industrial, environmental and sustainable chemistry together with advanced extended practical work and a research project. Research will link to some of the main research interests of the staff which include Professor Marek Kowalczuk who is known for studies in the area of novel polymeric materials, in particular biodegradable and biocompatible polymers for medical and environmental applications, Prof Wenxin Wang who is interested in developing new biologically based materials to aid skin wound healing, intervertebral disc repair and cardiovascular disease, and Professor Craig Williams who specialises in zeolites and microporous materials with applications in gas purification, autocatalysts and environmental remediation of water courses.
Chemistry, and related science students, have excellent job prospects or go on to further study and/or research.
Our existing chemistry-related programmes, BSc Biochemistry and BSc Pharmaceutical Science have excellent student satisfaction rates (95% respectively) and we anticipate that our new Chemistry development will achieve similar results.
Our complement of existing, experienced staff (including several research professors), will expand as the course develops and we move into our new £25m “state of the art” science facility for September 2014. This will also be accompanied by generous investment in a range of new teaching, research and consultancy equipment.
As mentioned above, our new Chemistry course shall be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This will fit alongside our existing portfolio of BSc Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Forensic Sciences courses that already have RSC recognition.
Our chemistry-based subjects have maintained links with several local/regional chemical companies and we’ve had many successful collaborative knowledge transfer programmes (KTP), and shall continue to do so, building upon our existing and expanding capacity to develop links with local employers.
Consider the importance of medicines and pharmaceutical technology, industrial chemistry, hospital-based chemistry, forensic-based chemistry, environmental-based chemistry, the food and drinks industry and many other aspects of chemistry in the modern world.
The UK’s “chemical industry” is one of the leading industrial contributors to the national economy. There are many opportunities to apply chemical knowledge, principles and skills to a successful career in chemistry or chemistry-related disciplines. “Chemistry will underpin economic growth, say industry leaders”, it was recently reported in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) publication, Chemistry World, on the “Strategy for delivering chemistry-fuelled growth of the UK economy”.
In our new Faculty of Science & Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, we are developing a brand new Chemistry course to help deliver our mission “to contribute to the regeneration of the West Midlands and meet national and global demand for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates”. This development goes hand in hand with our investment of £25m in a new science laboratory facility, opening in September 2014.
You will have studied what can perhaps be considered to be “the central science”. You will have an integrated and holistic knowledge of the main areas of chemistry, good practical skills, be literate, numerate, have high level of IT skills and be capable of logical, scientific, critical thinking and problem solving. These skills will make you well equipped for the workplace, be it in a chemistry environment or the wider world of work in general, or for further study and/or research if you so choose.
We are currently working with the RSC to accredit our new chemistry degree. This will be an on-going process over the first two years of the course, starting in September 2014, and shall mean that our first cohort of graduates in July 2017 shall be eligible for associate membership of the RSC. This development follows on from our successful introduction, over the last ten years, of BSc courses in Forensic Science, Pharmaceutical Science and our MPharm course in Pharmacy, the first two of which are already recognised as meeting the academic requirements for associate membership of the RSC upon graduation.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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