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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MChem, BSc Chemistry with a Year in Industry

Programme code:MCBS-CHM4UCAS code:F105
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Chris Pask Contact address:C.M.Pask@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

Typically, grades AAB at A-level, including Chemistry (but not including General Studies or Critical Thinking).

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

School of Chemistry

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemistry

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- provide an environment for study that will encourage an enthusiasm for chemistry and an appreciation in depth of its application in a wide variety of contexts;
- provide students with a detailed appreciation of the discipline of chemistry, and the necessary background and intellectual training for a wide range of professional careers;
- develop a student's ability to apply his/her chemical knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems at the forefront of chemistry;
- provide the knowledge and experience which constitute an essential preliminary to performing original research with a degree of autonomy in chemistry or a related multidisciplinary field, either in industry, government research laboratories, or academic institutions;
- enable the students to aspire to the highest professional standards in chemistry;
- give a developed and balanced foundation of chemical knowledge, of scientific principles in a wider context, and encourage by experience the transferable skills that are of value in both chemical and non-chemical employment;
- provide students with an understanding of the principles, both theoretical and experimental, of organic, inorganic, physical, theoretical and analytical chemistry, and with the ability to apply them in innovative situations;
- provide an insight into selected areas of chemistry where major and important developments are currently taking place;
- develop an appreciation of the importance of chemistry in industrial, economic, environmental and social contexts;
- provide experience in carrying out a research project which includes a literature search, the planning and carrying out of experiments, and the processing and evaluation of results which are then presented in a variety of formats;
- enable students to enter the chemistry profession at a level beyond that of the corresponding BSc programme, and they will be able to plan and undertake a coherent and extended research project, either within a higher degree programme or within suitable industries;
- conform to professional standards in chemistry, and to satisfy the admission criteria for full Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) with Chartered Chemist status (CChem).


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM1101Chemistry 1: Bonding and Behaviour20 creditsSemester 1
CHEM1201Chemistry 2: Energy, Structure and Transformation30 creditsSemester 2
CHEM1301Chemistry: The Interdisciplinary Science10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CHEM1401Practical, Professional and Research Skills for Chemists40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students will be required to pass CHEM1101 and CHEM1401 to progress to the second year.

Optional modules:

Students on all single honours chemistry programmes of study with Grade C or less in Mathematics A-level (or equivalent) will be required to study CHEM1181 Mathematics for Chemists (10 credits).

CAPE1070Foundation Engineering Physics10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM1181Mathematics for Chemists10 creditsSemester 1
IDEA1100Science & Society: An Ethical View10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Discovery modules:

Students will also study up to 20 credits of discovery modules (up to a total of 120 credits).

The School particularly recommends the following discovery module: CHEM1200 The Extraordinary Chemistry of Everyday Life

The award of Certificate of Higher Education requires obtaining 100 credits in Year 1 (or above), with a minimum of 80 credits of compulsory modules (including CHEM1101 and CHEM1401).


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM2111Structure and Synthesis of Materials10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2121Organic Chemistry: Conformation, Configuration & Reactivity10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2131Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2191Structure and Spectroscopy10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2211Organometallic Compounds and their Applications10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2221Organic Chemistry: Introduction to Pericyclic, Heterocyclic and Bioorganic Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2231Quantum Mechanics and Bonding10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2291Analytical and Applied Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2401Further Practical and Research Skills for Chemists30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students will be required to pass CHEM2401 to progress to the third year.

Optional modules:

Students may study up to 10 credits from the following optional modules:

CHEM2200Science and Society: The Critical Interface10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2600Chemistry: Idea to Market10 creditsSemester 1

The award of the Diploma of Higher Education requires obtaining 200 credits, with a minimum of 100 credits in Year 2 (or above), (including CHEM2401).

Discovery modules:

Discovery modules:

Students may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules (up to a total of 120 credits).


Year3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM3302Distance Learning for Year in Industry30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CHEM8101Industrial Placement for Integrated Masters Students90 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students who fail CHEM3302 will revert to the BSc Chemistry (Industrial) programme of study.

Discovery modules:


Year4 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM5460MLaboratory-based Project Work 6M60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CHEM5600MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry 60 Credit60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

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