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Chemistry

Programme Specification: Part III Chemistry

This course is taught by the Department of Chemistry

Aims

  1. to build on the knowledge and ideas gained from Part II Chemistry;
  2. to develop, in selected areas, an understanding of chemistry which will allow the student to appreciate and begin to develop a critical understanding of current research topics, especially those represented in the Department;
  3. to undertake a substantial and novel research project under the direction of a member of staff, and thereby to gain an understanding of relevant research techniques, and the design and interpretation of experiments;
  4. to learn how to present their results both orally and in writing.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students should:

  1. be able to apply the ideas and concepts introduced in the course to solve problems, make calculations, make predictions and rationalize trends and critically evaluate information and data;
  2. be able to demonstrate their continuing ability to understand and apply fundamental concepts in chemistry;
  3. have developed general practical, organizational and presentational skills which will enable them to continue with research;
  4. be able to demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career as a professional chemist.

Teaching and Learning Methods

These include lectures, supervisions, examples classes and a research project

Assessment

Assessment for this course is through:

  • three unseen written examinations (for aims 1-2 and learning outcomes 1, 2 and 4);
  • submission of a dissertation of 5000 words (for aims 3-4 and learning outcomes 3-4);
  • presentation to their research group and oral examination on the content of the dissertation (for aims 3-4 and learning outcomes 3-4).

Courses of Preparation

Essential: NST Part II Chemistry

The detailed entry requirements can be found at The Fourth Year - Part III.

Additional Information

Further information on each subject is available in the Subject summary and on the Course Websites pages.