Each year contains 120 credits of taught material, delivered in modules that are typically worth 10 or 20 credits.
The first (foundation) year of this programme comprises:
- 70 credits of Chemistry Core Theory (covering organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and spectroscopy)
- 10 credits of Practical Chemistry
- 10 credits of Mathematics and Data Handling
- 20 credits of Computer Science
- 10 credits on Science and Engineering Skills covering researching information, presentation skills, essay writing and IT skills.
All of the course material is delivered by staff from the University of Birmingham.
Successful completion of this foundation year provides automatic entry on to one of our three-year (BSc) or four-year (MSci) Honours Degree Courses.
After transferring on to an honours programme, core courses are taken by all students, irrespective of the degree programme on which they are enrolled. These modules cover those fundamentals of the subject that we deem essential and include a significant practical component, which not only allows you to develop your practical skills and techniques, but also to consolidate the associated theory from your lectures.
The remaining credits in each year comprise modules designed to support these core courses and include optional chemistry modules, mathematics courses, project work, laboratory modules, and courses which focus on communications skills and employability.
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.