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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Chemistry and Mathematics

Programme code:BS-CHEM&MATHUCAS code:FG11
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Paul Beales Contact address:P.A.Beales@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAB including Chemistry and Grade A 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.


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Compulsory modules:

Students will take the following compulsory modules:

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

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will take the following compulsory modules:

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

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:

Optional modules:

Discovery modules:

Discovery modules:


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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.

Compulsory modules:

Students will take the following compulsory modules:

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

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 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2121Organic Chemistry: Conformation, Configuration & Reactivity10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2211Organometallic Compounds and their Applications10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2215Introduction to Drug Design10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2221Organic Chemistry: Introduction to Pericyclic, Heterocyclic and Bioorganic Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2291Analytical and Applied Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2625Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
NATS2100Introduction to Scientific Programming10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

MATH2601 is mutually exclusive with MATH2600.

# In order to enrol for MATH2800 (Mathematics into Schools), you must contact the School of Mathematics by a specific deadline (check the Module Catalogue for more information). The module is mutually exclusive with CHEM3437 (Literature-Based Project Work) and CHEM3666 (Chemistry into Schools).

Please note that some level 2 modules are inactive for 2021/22; see the online catalogue for further details.

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 up to 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:

CHEM2200 Science and Society: The Critical Interface
CHEM2600 Chemistry: Idea to Market

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

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Optional modules:

To be eligible for a classified Joint Honours degree, students must satisfy the following criteria:
- At Level 3: Pass at least 80 credits, including any modules required for award, together with a classification average of at least 40.
- Across Levels 2 and 3 combined: Pass at least 80 credits of Chemistry and 80 credits of Mathematics, including at least 40 credits of each at Level 3.

No more than a total of 20 credits of Level 2 modules may be taken at Level 3.

Students must undertake 20 credits of independent scholarship from one of these three potential options:
CHEM3650;
MATH3001;
CHEM3666* and CHEM3437.

*Note that 50% of CHEM3666 is project work and so only counts as 10 credits of independent scholarship.

You are required to choose 40-80 credits from the following modules (please ensure that you have the appropriate background before selecting any of these options; if in doubt, consult your Programme Manager):

Students must take a minimum of 20 credits of the following modules:

CHEM3126Strategy, Methods and Reaction Technology for Organic Synthesis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3136Energy, Molecules and Chemical Change10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3146Medicinal Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3185Atmospheric Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3211Properties and Applications of Materials10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3216Advanced Organometallics and Catalysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3226Process chemistry and reactive intermediates in synthesis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3281Topics in Fundamental and Theoretical Chemistry (10cr)10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3282Topics in Fundamental and Theoretical Chemistry (20cr)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3283Topics in Fundamental Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3291Topics in Interdisciplinary and Applied Chemistry (10cr)10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3292Topics in Interdisciplinary and Applied Chemistry (20cr)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

- Students may only take one of the following three modules as they are different variants of selecting from the same group of topics: CHEM3283, CHEM3282, CHEM3281.
- Students may only take one of the following two modules as they are different variants of selecting from the same group of topics: CHEM3292, CHEM3291.

In addition to the minimum 40 credits in Chemistry, students may also take the following skills modules:

CHEM3212Big Data, Big Science10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
NATS3200Machine learning approaches to scientific data analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

NATS2100, CHEM3212 or a comparable introductory Python module is a prerequisite for NATS3200.

Students taking their independent scholarship credits in Chemistry must take either:

CHEM3650Laboratory-based Project Work 2M20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Or both of the following modules:

CHEM3437Literature-based Project Work10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3666Chemistry into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Students who are taking CHEM3650 or who have taken MATH2800 (Mathematics into Schools) may not take CHEM3666.

Students not taking CHEM3650 may also take the following module if they are taking 50 or more credits in Chemistry:

CHEM3720Laboratory Work 2M20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

You may study up to 20 credits from the following, as long as you take a minimum of 40 credits of chemistry at Level 3:

CHEM2111Structure and Synthesis of Materials10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2211Organometallic Compounds and their Applications10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2215Introduction to Drug Design10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

If you are taking 60 or more credits of chemistry, and not taking both CHEM3666 and CHEM3437 as your independent scholarship modules, you may select one of the following:

CHEM3437Literature-based Project Work10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3621Ethical Issues in Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3666Chemistry into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Students who are taking CHEM3650 or who have taken MATH2800 (Mathematics 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). This must include at least 40 credits at Level 3. At most 10 maths credits may be at Level 2.

EDUC3060 counts towards the credit requirement for Maths modules.

EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2625Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH3001Project in Mathematics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH3017Calculus in the Complex Plane15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3033Graph Theory15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3104Proof and Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3113Differential Geometry15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3120Models and Sets15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3143Combinatorics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3355Hamiltonian Systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3365Mathematical Methods15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3374Linear and Non-Linear Waves15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3375Hydrodynamic Stability15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3385Quantum Mechanics15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3397Nonlinear Dynamics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3424Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3459Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3475Modern Numerical Methods15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3476Numerical Methods15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3565Mathematical Biology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3567Evolutionary Modelling15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3620Fluid Dynamics 215 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3714Linear Regression and Robustness15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3772Multivariate Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3802Time Series10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3823Generalised Linear Models10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3860Introduction to Clinical Trials15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

MATH2601 is mutually exclusive with MATH2600.

Please note that some level 2 modules are inactive for 2021/22 and some level 3 maths modules are only offered in alternate years; see the online catalogue for further details

# In order to enrol for MATH2800 (Mathematics into Schools), you must contact the School of Mathematics by a specific deadline (check the Module Catalogue for more information). Students taking MATH2800 must take this in addition to 40 credits of maths modules. The module is mutually exclusive with CHEM3437 (Literature-Based Project Work) and CHEM3666 (Chemistry into Schools).

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

PHYS3011Cosmology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3190Molecular Simulation: Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3151Dynamics of Weather Systems10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE3250Inverse Theory10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

Major-Minor Pathways

The final year of a joint honours programme is normally divided equally between your two subjects. Alternatively, you may study an imbalance between subjects of 50-70 or 40-80 credits at most. Typically, choosing to take 80 credits in your major subject will open up the chance to do a large 40-credit research project or dissertation, whereas doing only 40 credits will generally prevent you from doing any project in the minor subject. You should ask the Programme Manager for advice on this, and you must be aware of the need to pass a minimum of 40 credits in each of your subjects at level 3 in order to graduate with a joint honours degree.

If you choose to study chemistry 'major' (80 credits) or 'minor' (40 credits):
80 credits: Take CHEM3650 Laboratory-based Project Work 2M with the possible addition of CHEM3437 Literature-Based Project Work (or similar skills module), plus 50-60 credits chosen from the above options (including a maximum of 20 credits of level 2 modules).
40 credits: Choose 40 credits of level 3 chemistry theory options.

If you choose to study mathematics 'major' or 'minor':
80 credits: Choose MATH3001 Project in Mathematics and 60 credits of maths options (may include 20 credits of level 2 options)
40 credits: Choose 40 credits of level 3 maths options.

Discovery modules:

Students may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


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