Train as a chemist for the industries of the future. This three-year degree combines traditional chemistry with computational skills – an emerging specialism that is increasingly valued by employers across a large range of fields. Data science, AI and machine learning are allowing scientists to make discoveries and run experiments faster and at lower cost. On this degree you’ll gain the chemistry knowledge and computing skills you need to join this fast-growing field. You don’t need previous computing knowledge, as your programming training will be tailored to your level. By the time you graduate you’ll be able to:
- write your own programs
- use state-of-the-art software to analyse big data
- look at digital simulations of molecules in incredible detail
Years one and two: You’ll gain a foundation in the fundamentals of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, as well as practical lab techniques. A programming module tailored to your level of knowledge and a computational practical will prepare you for more in-depth study in year three. Core modules in the first and second year are shared across most of our chemistry degrees. This makes it possible to transfer to the MChem programme. Year three: You’ll take a specialist module, Chemistry through the Computational Microscope, alongside your advanced organic, physical and inorganic chemistry studies. Optional modules include: Atoms, Molecules and Spin: Quantum Mechanics Chemistry and Spectroscopy; Medicinal Chemistry; Sustainable Chemistry. An advanced practical project and literature-based research on a computational chemistry topic will help you develop your research skills. For more details please visit: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/chemistry-digital-methods-computational-modelling-degree-bsc#modules.
There are written examinations at the end of each semester to test your knowledge and understanding of material presented in the lectures and workshops. The practical work is continuously assessed primarily through written reports. Project work is assessed by dissertation and oral examination together with a report on your relevant skills from your supervisor. A written literature review related to the project is also assessed. Coursework exercises based on the lecture material are set each week and feedback is provided promptly. In some cases coursework marks are used in calculating your overall mark for the particular module of study. However in most cases coursework is simply to give you an indication of your progress. The research project will be assessed via a variety of means which may include review of your laboratory notebook, your assessments of the risks and hazards of your work, written reports, oral presentations, the production of a dissertation, and an oral examination.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no component below 6.0|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|