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2022/23 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MChem, BSc Chemistry with Study Abroad

Programme code:MCBS-CHM9UCAS code:F107
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Marcelo Miranda Contact address:M.Miranda@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 credits 
CHEM1201Chemistry 2: Energy, Structure and Transformation30 credits 
CHEM1301Chemistry: The Interdisciplinary Science10 credits 
CHEM1401Practical, Professional and Research Skills for Chemists40 credits 

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 credits 
CHEM1181Mathematics for Chemists10 credits 
CHEM1200The Extraordinary Chemistry of Everyday Life10 credits 
IDEA1100Science & Society: An Ethical View10 credits 

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 credits 
CHEM1181Mathematics for Chemists10 credits 
CHEM1200The Extraordinary Chemistry of Everyday Life10 credits 
IDEA1100Science & Society: An Ethical View10 credits 

Elective modules:

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

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).

Elective modules:


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

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 credits 
CHEM2600Chemistry: Idea to Market10 credits 

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).

Elective modules:

Elective 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 module:

CHEM9304Integrated Year Abroad: International120 credits 

Elective 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 credits 
CHEM5600MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry 60 Credit60 credits 

Students will be required to pass CHEM5460M.

Compulsory modules:

CHEM5460MLaboratory-based Project Work 6M60 credits 
CHEM5600MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry 60 Credit60 credits 

Optional modules:

Elective modules:

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