UCAS Code: F105
UCAS Code: F100
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|About the course||
Our degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, which means that we cover all of the topics and training that you need to graduate into a professional chemistry career. We structure the course content around three areas: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry. Some of the subjects you'll cover are set out in the 'Course structure' tab.
At the start of your first year, you will be given a laboratory resource pack, including a lab coat, safety glasses and safety gloves, so you can start practical work right away. There are also mathematics classes (at a level that depends upon your highest mathematics qualification), and a physics course for students who don't have an A level in physics.
You'll do more practical work as the course progresses, leading to a month-long group research project in third year. By then, you'll be able to handle sensitive chemicals and conduct experiments over multiple days. At the same time, our "Skills for Success" module will help you identify and develop skills that will be of use in life, future study and employment.
Below are some examples of topics covered in this degree from the current academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For more details see our online prospectus (MChem or BSc).
Students also have the choice of modules from across the University, subject to available timetabling. Common choices include:
Lectures in Year 4 allow students to explore a broad range of topics at the cutting edge of chemistry research. Students currently select 6 courses per semester, allowing them to develop their own interests and specialities. Current options include:
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers.