This new degree programme combines traditional education in chemistry with 21st century high-technology applications, in order to produce graduates suitable for immediate employment in the chemical and allied industries, or to move onto postgraduate studies.
Chemistry makes up our environment, whether we are in the countryside, surrounded by natural materials, or in a brightly lit, shiny city centre. Increasingly, we seek to adapt our surroundings to make them warmer, more comfortable or more pleasing to look at. Similarly, we try to improve ourselves with supplements or fight diseases with drugs. We communicate with each other to a degree undreamt of, even a decade ago. All of these things require the creative application of chemistry by the chemical and related industries.
However, modern industry must ensure that such activity does not have a detrimental effect on the environment. The three-year BSc (Hons) course will provide a thorough education in chemistry, covering areas such as:
Synthetic organic chemistry
The course has a high practical content and the structure is based around the core areas of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, with an additional focus on Analytical Chemistry.
The Level 6 Research Project, taking up the majority of the final semester, offers you valuable experience in carrying out independent work at the cutting edge of the chemical sciences.
Opportunities for study abroad and placements
The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences has an excellent track record of providing relevant vocational training for students. Students are supported by Erasmus and Professional Training Tutors who are responsible for advertising placements and promoting vocational training to students.