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An accredited programme and the chance for interdisciplinary study

The School of Chemical Sciences is home to a prestigious programme accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. As some background, the RSC is a professional association in the United Kingdom with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. What this means for you is you’ll be learning on a programme which offers exceptional teaching and training and, because of our accreditation, BSc Chemistry and BSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry students gain Associate Member status to the RSC on graduating.

As part of the outstanding learning experience we provide our students, you’ll have the option to branch out into more interdisciplinary territory. Modules such as spectroscopy, analytical chemistry and biochemistry give you the freedom to expand your knowledge of other areas of chemistry, allowing you to benefit from the expertise of world-leading researchers across scientific fields.

By the time you enter your final year, you’ll be able to consolidate and showcase all of your learnings and skills through either a chemistry research project or a chemistry investigative project which are set by your project supervisor.  You will have the full support of the School throughout, but it’s also an opportunity to really explore independent research and ways of working.

Your work will involve extensive searching, reviewing and critical evaluation of a specific area of scientific literature. As well as incorporating all your work into a final submission, you’ll also need to adapt it across a number of formats and media. These include a poster and seminar targeted at a specialist audience, and in a format which presents the topic in a way that is universally accessible.