Chemistry

Over £26 million has been invested in the new Department of Chemistry. With an expanding team of leading academics and a brand new, state-of-the-art building, students will benefit from an extensive array of instrumentation and equipment to support their studies.

Chemical Measurement and Analysis

Entry requirements: AAB

Chemical theory and analysis relates to the measurement, rationalisation, and prediction of the chemical and physical properties of individual molecules and bulk materials. This pathway covers the theory and practical application of techniques in physical, analytical, and computational chemistry. It also prepares you for potential research projects in physical and computational chemistry in your final year.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Mandatory modules Mandatory modules Non-mandatory modules
Atoms and Molecules Electrochemistry Advanced Chemistry Practical Research
Chemical Reaction Kinetics Quantum Chemistry, Symmetry and Group Theory Advanced Spectroscopy: Theory and Applications
Physical Foundations of Chemistry The Physical Principles of Spectroscopy Advanced Techniques for Analytical Separations
Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Biological Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Thermodynamics of Chemical Processes Non-mandatory modules Core Computational Chemistry
Non-mandatory modules Molecular Structure Determination Elucidating the Properties and Interactions of Molecules
Coordination Chemistry Solids, Soft Matter and Surface Research Project (BSc only)
Organic Structure   Solids, Soft Matter and Surface II
Skills for Chemists    

Chemical Synthesis and Structure

Entry requirements: AAB

Chemical synthesis concerns the creation of new molecules. The key to this is understanding molecular reactivity and mechanism, techniques to design and synthesise molecules, and how we can characterise and measure their properties. This pathway develops knowledge and practical skills across all of synthetic chemistry and prepares you for potential research projects in chemical synthesis in your final year.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Mandatory modules Mandatory modules Non-mandatory modules
Atoms and Molecules Advanced Coordination Chemistry Advanced Chemistry Practical Research
Chemistry of the Elements Chemistry of π-Systems Advanced Synthetic Chemistry
Coordination Chemistry Organometallics Catalysis and Mechansim Advanced Synthetic Chemistry Practical
Organic Reactivity and Mechansim Strategies for Chemical Synthesis Biological Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Organic Structure Non-mandatory modules Further Inorganic Chemistry: f-block and Metals in Biology
Non-mandatory modules Molecular Structure Determination Investigation of Chemical Mechanisms and Experimental Design
Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry Solids, Soft Matter and Surface Polymer Chemistry
    Research Project (BSc only)
    Solids, Soft Matter and Surface II
    The Chemistry of Biomedical Imaging

Environmental Chemistry

Entry requirements: AAB

Environmental chemistry specifically relates to the chemistry of the aqueous, atmospheric and terrestrial environments. This pathway is designed to give a thorough grounding in chemistry whilst covering the techniques and methodology of environmental chemical analysis, together with an introduction to environmental planning and assessment.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Mandatory modules Mandatory modules  Non-mandatory modules
Atoms and Molecules Aquatic Biogeochemistry Advanced Chemistry Practical Research
Chemical Reaction Kinetics Atmoshperic Science Advanced Spectroscopy: Theory and Applications
Physical Foundation of Chemistry Electrochemistry Advanced Techniques for Analytical Separations
Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry Thermodynamics & Statistical Medicines Biological Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Thermodynamics of Chemical Processes Non-mandatory modules Core Computational Chemistry
Non-mandatory modules Field Course in the Lake District - Environment  Energy: Controversies and Decision Making
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Hydrology Environmental Applications of Isotope Geochemistry
Biochemical Cycles Molecular Structure Determination Research Projects (BSc only)
Coordination Chemistry Quamtim Chemistry, Symmetry and Group Theory Solids, Surfaces and Soft Materials II
Geology Soil Science The Causes and Consequences of Environmental Radioactivity
Hydrology: Water in the Environment Solids, Surfaces and Soft Matter  
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry The Physical Principles of Spectroscopy  
Numerical Skills    
Organic Structure    
Skills for Chemists    
The Earth's Interior