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MChem, BSc Chemistry and Mathematics

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the basic body of knowledge for the programme of study;
- demonstrate a reasonable level of skills in calculation and manipulation within this basic body of knowledge;
- apply core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts, showing judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques;
- understand logical arguments, identifying the assumptions and conclusions made;
- demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods;
- present straightforward arguments and conclusions reasonably accurately and clearly;
- demonstrate appropriate transferable skills and the ability to work under guidance.

In addition they should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline of chemistry;
- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within chemistry and mathematics;
- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in chemistry and mathematics;
- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;
- apply their knowledge and understanding and develop their experimental skills;

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;
- the ability to carry out an extended piece of work or project.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of chemistry and mathematics;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the chemistry or mathematics;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative;


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