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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MChem, BSc Chemistry and Mathematics

Programme code:MCBS-CHM&MAUCAS code:F1GC
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Paul Beales Contact address:P.A.Beales@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

AAA including Chemistry and Maths at A-level, or equivalent alternative qualifications

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Chemistry

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Chemistry

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Chemistry, Mathematics

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline;
- allow the study of Mathematics and Chemistry to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either Mathematics or Chemistry or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer, as well as in the exceptional range of degree combinations available.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- This programme also allows the opportunity to undertake a work placement or study abroad year.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM1101Chemistry 1: Bonding and Behaviour20 creditsSemester 1
CHEM1201Chemistry 2: Energy, Structure and Transformation30 creditsSemester 2
CHEM1421Practical Skills in Chemistry for Joint Honours 110 creditsSemester 1
MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1055Numbers and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1060Introductory Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 2
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH1710Probability and Statistics I10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1712Probability and Statistics II10 creditsSemester 2

In order to progress to year 2 of the honours programme (MChem or BSc), students must pass at least 100 credits including all modules marked PFP in the right-hand column.

Progression into year 2 of the MChem programme is also dependent on achieving an average of 60% or higher. Exceptions to this will only be at the discretion of the Progression and Classification Board. Students failing to progress to year 2 of the MChem will be transferred to the BSc programme. It will be possible to transfer back onto the MChem programme if the progression criteria of the MChem programme are met in year 2.

Optional modules:

Discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM2131Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2191Structure and Spectroscopy10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2231Quantum Mechanics and Bonding10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2420Laboratory Work 2b10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students are required to take at least 10 credits from the following list of Chemistry options:

CHEM2111Structure and Synthesis of Materials10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2121Organic Chemistry: Conformation, Configuration & Reactivity10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2211Organometallic Compounds and their Applications10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2215Introduction to Drug Design10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2221Organic Chemistry: Introduction to Pericyclic, Heterocyclic and Bioorganic Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2291Analytical and Applied Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2

Students are required to take at least 10 credits from the following list of Mathematics options:

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2620Fluid Dynamics 110 creditsSemester 2
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202021

Please note that MATH2601 is mutually exclusive with MATH2600.

When choosing your options and discovery modules, you should take into account which modules you intend to take at level 3, to ensure you achieve the necessary prerequisites. If in doubt, contact your programme manager for advice.

In order to progress to year 3 of the honours programme, students must pass at least 100 credits including at least 40 level 2 credits in each subject, and including CHEM2420.

Progression into year 3 of the MChem programme is dependent on passing at least 100 credits and achieving an average of 60% or higher. Exceptions to this will only be at the discretion of the Progression and Classification Board. Students failing to progress to year 3 of the MChem will be transferred to the BSc programme.

Discovery modules:

Students are also able to take 20 credits of discovery modules. You may wish to take modules in chemistry and/or mathematics, from the above lists of Level 2 options (check the Module Catalogue for any prerequisites). Recommended discovery modules are not shown on the online enrolment system.

You may use your Discovery credits to take:

CHEM2200Science and Society: The Critical Interface10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2600Chemistry: Idea to Market10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
NATS2100Introduction to Scientific Programming10 creditsSemester 1

in order to enrol on MATH2800, you must contact the School of Mathematics by a specific deadline (check the Module Catalogue for more information). If you take MATH2800 in year 2, you may not take CHEM3666 (Chemistry into Schools) in year 3.

Progression into year 3 of the MChem programme is dependent on passing at least 100 credits and achieving an average of 60% or higher. Exceptions to this will only be at the discretion of the Progression and Classification Board. Students failing to progress to year 3 of the MChem will be transferred to the BSc programme.

In order to progress to year 3 of the honours programme, students must pass at least 100 credits including at least 40 level 2 credits in each subject, and including CHEM2420.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following compulsory module:

CHEM3720Laboratory Work 2M20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students failing CHEM3720 will be required to change onto the BSc programme.

Optional modules:

You are required to choose at least 80 credits from the following modules, with at least 20 credits of chemistry and 40 credits of maths.

No more than a total of 10 credits of level 2 modules may be taken at level 3.

CHEM3122Advanced Organometallics and Catalysis10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3131Chemical Bonding and Reactivity10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3145The Medicinal Chemistry of Drug Development10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3180Organic Synthesis10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3185Atmospheric Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3211Properties and Applications of Materials10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3222Chemistry at the Molecular Level10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3231Reactivity in Organic Chemistry - Principles and Applications10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3262Supramolecular and Macromolecular Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2

Students taking 50 or more credits of chemistry may also take the following skills module:

CHEM3212Big Data, Big Science10 creditsSemester 1

If you are taking 60 or more credits of Chemistry, you may select one of the following:

CHEM3621Ethical Issues in Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3666Chemistry into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students who have taken MATH2800 (Maths into Schools) may not take CHEM3666.

Choose 40-80 credits from the following modules (check the Module Catalogue for pre-requisites and mutually exclusive modules). At most 10 maths credits may be at level 2.

EDUC3060, COMP3940 and COMP3910 count towards the credit requirements for Maths modules.

COMP3910Combinatorial Optimisation10 creditsSemester 2
COMP3940Graph Algorithms and Complexity Theory10 creditsSemester 1
EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2620Fluid Dynamics 110 creditsSemester 2
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH3001Project in Mathematics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH3017Calculus in the Complex Plane15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3033Graph Theory15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3104Proof and Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3113Differential Geometry15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3143Combinatorics15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3355Hamiltonian Systems15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3365Mathematical Methods15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3374Linear and Non-Linear Waves15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3375Hydrodynamic Stability15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3385Quantum Mechanics15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3397Nonlinear Dynamics15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3424Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3459Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3475Modern Numerical Methods15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3565Mathematical Biology15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3567Evolutionary Modelling15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3620Fluid Dynamics 215 creditsSemester 1
MATH3714Linear Regression and Robustness15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3772Multivariate Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3802Time Series10 credits1 Sep to 31 Dec (adv yr), 1 Jan to 31 May
MATH3823Generalised Linear Models10 credits1 Jan to 31 May

Please note some level 3 Maths modules are only offered in alternate years.

In order to enrol on MATH2800 (Maths into Schools) you must contact the School of Mathematics by a specific deadline (check the Module Catalogue for more information). If you take MATH2800 you may not take CHEM3666 (Chemistry into Schools).

MATH3001 should only be selected if 80 credits of Maths are selected.

The following modules have a high mathematical content and may be taken in 2020-21 to count towards your credits in maths:

PHYS3011Cosmology15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3190Molecular Simulation: Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3511Advanced Mechanics15 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3151Dynamics of Weather Systems10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3250Inverse Theory10 creditsSemester 1

PHYS3011 is a near equivalent to MATH3532 Relativity and Cosmology.
PHYS3511 is near equivalent to MATH3355 Hamiltonian Systems.
SOEE3250 has links to applied mathematics and statistics.
SOEE3151 is suitable for students with an interest or background in meteorology.

Progression into year 4 of the MChem programme is dependent on passing at least 100 credits and achieving an average of 60% or higher. Exceptions to this will only be at the discretion of the Progression and Classification Board. Students failing to progress to year 4 of the MChem will be transferred to the BSc programme.

Discovery modules:

Students may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to take the following compulsory modules:

CHEM5440MLaboratory-based Project Work 4M40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CHEM5604MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (40 Credit)40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules.

COMP5940MGraph Theory: Structure and Algorithms15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH5104MAdvanced Proof and Computation20 creditsSemester 2
MATH5113MAdvanced Differential Geometry20 creditsSemester 2
MATH5153MAdvanced Coding Theory20 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH5356MAdvanced Hamiltonian Systems20 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH5366MAdvanced Mathematical Methods20 creditsSemester 1
MATH5373MAdvanced Linear and Nonlinear Waves20 creditsSemester 2
MATH5376MAdvanced Hydrodynamic Stability20 creditsSemester 2
MATH5386MAdvanced Quantum Mechanics20 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH5398MAdvanced Nonlinear Dynamics20 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH5424MAdvanced Entropy in the Physical World20 creditsSemester 2
MATH5459MAdvanced Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics20 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH5476MAdvanced Modern Numerical Methods20 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH5566MAdvanced Mathematical Biology20 creditsSemester 1
MATH5567MAdvanced Evolutionary Modelling20 creditsNot running in 202021

Please Note: Some M-Level modules are only offered in alternate years.

COMP5940M counts towards the credit requirements for Mathematics modules.

The following modules have a high mathematical content and may be taken in 2020-21 to count towards your credits in maths:

PHYS5380MQuantum Field Theory15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS5390MGeneral Relativity15 creditsSemester 2
SOEE5675MInverse Theory10 creditsSemester 1

PHYS5380M is suitable for students who have taken MATH3385/MATH5386M.
PHYS5390M is suitable for students who have taken MATH3532.
SOEE5675M has links to applied mathematics and statistics.

Discovery modules:

Last updated: 12/08/2020 10:10:19

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