Chemistry

Specific A Level Entry Requirements: A Level Chemistry, at least at Grade B

Choose from modules in Chemical Measurement and Analysis, Chemical Synthesis and Structure and Environmental 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, you will benefit from an extensive array of instruments and equipment to support your studies.

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Chemical Measurement and Analysis

You will study the theory and practices of physical, analytical, and computational chemistry. You will learn the measurement, rationalisation, and prediction of the chemical and physical properties of individual molecules and bulk materials. This will prepare you for potential research projects 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 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

Chemical synthesis concerns the creation of new molecules. You will begin to understand molecular reactivity and mechanism. You will learn techniques to design and synthesise molecules, and how we measure their properties. This pathway will develop your knowledge and skills, and prepare you for research projects 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

Environmental chemistry investigates the chemistry of the aqueous, atmospheric and terrestrial environments. You will study chemistry whilst learning the techniques of environmental method analysis. This will introduce you to environmental planning and assessment.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Mandatory modules Mandatory modules Non-mandatory modules
Atoms and Moleculues Aquatic Biogeochemistry Advanced Chemistry Practical Research
Chemical Reaction Kinetics Atmospheric Science Advanced Spectroscopy: Theory and Applications
Physical Foundation of Chemistry Electrochemistry Advanced Techniques for Analytical Separations
Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry Thermodynamics and 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 Quantum Chemistry, Symmetry and Group Theory Solids, Soft Matter and Surfaces II
Geology Soil Science The Causes and Consequences of Environmental Radioactivity
Hydrology: Water in the Environment Solids, Soft Matter and Surfaces  
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry The Physical Principles of Spectroscopy  
Numerical Skills    
Organic Structure    
Skills for Chemists    
The Earth's Interior    

To study on any particular Pathway you must meet the entry requirements of that subject. The information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. For more information, please read our guide on how Pathways work.

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