On entry to our programme, students can register for either the 3 year (BSc) or 4 year (MChem) degree in Environmental Chemistry/International. The final choice of degree will normally be taken at the end of Part 1, although change is still possible at the end of Year 2. Part 1 (Year 1) is qualificatory, and marks from Part 2 (Years 2, 3 and 4). Year 2 is spent at a foreign university. The intellectual content of modules becomes increasingly more demanding from Years 1 to 4. As they progress through the degree, students are expected to demonstrate increased intellect, independence and scientific rigour in all assessed work.
Students take 15 modules in Year 1.
ENV.101 Earth's Internal Processes, ENV.102 Geological Processes, ENV.103 Biogeochemical Processes, ENV.104 Hydrological Processes, ENV.105 Atmosphere, Weather & Climate I
CHEM101 Atoms and Molecules, CHEM102 Introduction to Organic Chemistry, CHEM103 Physical Chemistry, CHEM104 Organic Chemistry, CHEM106 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM111 Skills for Natural Scientists, CHEM112 Physical Foundations of Chemistry, CHEM113 Introduction to Spectroscopy, CHEM114 Analytical Chemistry . CHEM115 Inorganic Chemistry II
LEC.270 Environmental Field Course, CHEM211 The Physical Principles of Spectroscopy, CHEM214 Phase Transfer and Kinetics, CHEM212 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, CHEM224 Advanced Coordination Chemistry
Students choose two from the following:
LEC.276 Aquatic Biogeochemistry, LEC.278 Soil Science or TBC
Students choose one from the following:
CET6064 Enhancing your Employability and Career Potential or LEC.201 Enterprise for the Environment
Students choose two of the following (CHEM222 & 233 are recommended):
CHEM201 Chemistry of Pi-Systems, CHEM222 (Recommended) Organometallics, Catalysis and Mechanism, CHEM204 Analysis and Determination of Organic Structure, CHEM203 Strategies for Chemical Synthesis, CHEM233 (Recommended) Solids, Surfaces and Soft Matter
Students graduate with a BSc or MChem degree, Honours or Pass, in Environmental Chemistry (International). Degrees are classified according to the university's standard regulations for 16 or 24 unit degree schemes.