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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Chemistry at University College Cork

Overview

The BSc in Chemistry will educate you in core areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as the more specialised areas of environmental, materials and pharmaceutical chemistry.

This broad-based course provides an excellent foundation for employment or for further study. On completion of the degree in chemistry, you will be able to:

  • identify, formulate, analyse and solve chemistry problems
  • outline fundamental aspects of chemistry
  • design and carry out an experiment to test a hypothesis or theory in chemistry
  • prepare written laboratory reports that provide a description of the experiment, explain the
  • experiment and the reasoning clearly, and provide an appropriate conclusion
  • communicate effectively with the chemistry communities

Many graduates work in industry, including microelectronics and pharmaceuticals, or in government laboratories. Others undertake further study in various specialised areas of chemistry.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:

Refer toCK402andCK406

Year 2 Modules:

Core

Main Group & Transition Element Chemistry; Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry; Energetics & Kinetics; States of Matter; Structures & Reactions of Main Group Compounds; Aromatics, Carbonyls & Alkenes; Spectroscopy; Structure, Bonding & Quantum Mechanics

Electives

Numerical Methods and Programming; Biomolecules; Principles of Metabolic Pathways; Crystallography, Optics and Mineralogy; Intermediate Calculus for Scientists; Linear Algebra, Molecular Biology; Physiology; Quantum Physics; Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics; Biostatistics

Year 3 Modules:

Inorganic Chemistry; Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compounds; Physical Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry and Analysis; Materials Chemistry; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Scientific Communication and Information Literacy Skills (SCILS)

Year 4 Modules:

Core

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry; Advanced Organic Synthesis, Biosynthesis and Reactivity; Photochemistry & Spectroscopy; Interfaces, Microscopy & Modelling; Advanced Analytical Chemistry; Advanced Research Projects

Electives

Advanced Nano Materials; Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution

See the College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for Chemistryfor further details on modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK402 & CK406

Course Title: Chemistry

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Duration: 4 Years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK402 and CK406

Entry Points: 2016: 480 (CK402); 460 (CK406)

Course Practicalities

Expected lecture hours:Lectures and workshops normally take place in the morning with practical classes in the afternoons in Years 1, 2 and 3. Usually there are 12 to 15 hours of lectures/workshops per week.

Expected lab/practical hours: Usually6-9 hours per week are spent in laboratory sessions.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment. Laboratory skills and knowledge are assessed wholly by continuous assessment. Continuous assessment also comprises take-home assignments, in-class tests and tutorial sheets based on lecture material.

Application Procedure

Refer toCK402andCK406.

Further Contact Information

Professor M.A. Morris

Head of Department

T: +353 (0)21 490 2180

E:chemistry@ucc.ie

W:http://www.ucc.ie/en/chemistry/

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK402 and CK406

Entry Points: 2016: 480 (CK402); 460 (CK406)

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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