This course aims to:
Year one 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.
Level 4 (Year 1) programme
Concepts of Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Principles of Physical Chemistry
Skills for Chemistry
Integrated Chemistry (Specialist Topics)
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.
Level 5 (Year 2) Programme
Organic Chemistry (Structure and Mechanisms)
Physical Chemistry (Chemical Thermodynamics)
Applied and Integrated Chemistry (Specialist Topics)
Year three will develop advanced areas of inorganic and organic synthesis, advanced analytical techniques, concepts of quality assurance and laboratory management, applied industrial and materials chemistry together with advanced practical work and a research project.
Level 6 (Year 3) Programme
Advanced Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Techniques
Advanced Physical and Materials Chemistry
Quality Assurance and Laboratory Management
Project Preparation and Advanced Practical Research Project
Year four will provide an opportunity to select from a range of Master’s level modules aimed at topics of current research interest, together with a more involved research project that may further develop the smaller research project undertaken at level 6.
Level 7 (Year 4) Programme
*Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
*Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
*Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry
*Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis
MChem Research Project
*Select three from these four core option modules.
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. You will have developed a great deal of autonomous decision making and research capability and you will be able to evidence a range of professional, personal transferable skills and be well versed with the concept of continuous professional development. 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 research if you so choose.
We are currently working with the RSC to achieve accreditation of our new BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree. This will be an on-going process over the first two years of the course, which started in September 2014, and will mean that our first cohort of graduates in July 2017 will be eligible for Associate Membership of the RSC shortly thereafter. We look towards accreditation of our new MChem programme in due course.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course