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Course summary

Chemistry is one of the most versatile and growing scientific disciplines. Integrate your understanding of concepts and apply laboratory skills to find answers to current problems with our BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree. With the global pandemic demonstrating how vulnerable we are to the emergence of viruses and diseases, now is an ideal opportunity to develop advanced chemical science knowledge and skills so you can help make scientific breakthroughs in the future. Take your scientific knowledge and skills further If you have an inquiring mind and a need to ‘experiment’, this course is for you. By integrating your understanding of concepts and applying this with laboratory skills to find answers to current problems, you will appreciate how chemistry can transform our world. Delivered across three years - or four if you choose to include a placement, our Chemistry degree integrates the core branches of organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry in a package that meets the needs of employers for highly-skilled chemists. You will also gain experience in sustainable chemistry, a vital area of the modern chemicals industry, known as ‘green’ chemistry. Throughout your studies, you will develop strong laboratory skills. As a chemistry student, you will spend lots of time in our advanced Bodmer laboratories. These well-equipped, purpose-built facilities, ensure your learning remains on the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery. The labs host industry-standard instrumentation, including cell culture facilities, histology specimen preparation station, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. We pride ourselves on including research-led teaching in your learning. Your academic course team is part of a scientific community exploring trending fields of nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, analytical chemistry and molecular modelling. Get closer to industry During your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete a placement year between years two and three, which is arranged with our support. Recent students have completed placements at AstraZeneca, Kidscan and the Cancer Research UK Manchester institute. Features • Explore areas of research such as nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial, lung diseases, biotechnology and toxicology • Broaden your knowledge of key areas in the scientific industry, including marketing, health and safety, and legal issues • Build additional professional and transferable skills by completing an industry placement as part of your studies


Year one modules may include: Chemical Structure Determination; Introduction to Organic Chemistry; Introduction to Physical Chemistry; Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry; Introductory Biochemistry; Biochemical and Pharmaceutical skills. Year two modules may include: Applied Chemical Skills; Chemical and Biochemical Research Skills; Bio-inorganic and Medicinal Chemistry; Core Organic Chemistry; Green Chemistry; Core Physical Chemistry. Final year modules may include: Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry; Advanced Organic Chemistry; Advanced Physical Chemistry; Science and Industry; Research Project and Professional Skills.

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