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  • Objectives
    Our Chemistry courses aim to develop these qualities. Broadly based on chemistry, they offer wider career opportunities through the choice of one of the specialised degrees listed above. First year modules provide a foundation across the field of chemistry and a sound base for more advanced study in the later stages of the course. In the second year you will also be able to study an option in analytical chemistry, modern biology, business, medicinal chemistry, forensic science, or chemical engineering in addition to more advanced aspects of chemistry. There is an optional work experience placement in the third year. The final year includes a research project, more advanced topics in modern chemistry and further modules in your chosen option.
  • Practical experience
    Supervised Work Experience lasting 48 weeks. Nationwide and abroad. This year is invaluable as it not only builds confidence but also provides that vital element of relevant experience which so many employers demand. All placements are arranged and monitored by staff in consultation with students.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Typical points score for entry 200 points. Specific requirements for this course are a pass in GCSE Mathematics at grade C or equivalent. At least one 6-unit award and at least two 3-unit awards, one of which must be chemistry or combined science. We welcome applications from candidates with Edexcel/BTEC or non-standard qualifications. We consider all applications individually.
  • Academic Title
    BSc Chemistry
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    The Chemistry course provides a modern four-way split between inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry.

    Year 1

    Chemistry of the Elements
    Introduction to Organic Molecules and their Reactions
    General Introduction to Physical Chemistry
    Introduction to Analytical Science and Spectroscopy
    Techniques of Practical Chemistry
    Data Handling and Computing

    Year 2

    Synthesis and Stereochemistry of Organic Molecules
    Spectroscopy, Chromatography and Instrumental Analysis
    Co-ordination Chemistry and Chemistry of Solids
    Electrochemistry and Phase Equilibria
    Practical Chemistry

    Plus an option from:

    Chemical Engineering
    Forensic Science
    Modern Biology

    Year 3 Full-time/Year 4 Sandwich

    Research Project Advanced
    Topical Aspects of Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

    Plus an option from:

    Analytical Science
    Chemical Engineering
    Forensic Science
    Medicinal Chemistry

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