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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    St Aidan's College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course Learning and Teaching**Chemistry is a linear, quantitative subject containing a significant volume of factual material. It is an experimental science where practical work, and development of practical skills, is important. This three-year course is delivered through a mixture of “Core” and “add-on” modules using lectures, tutorials, problem classes and laboratory practical work.Lectures provide the key information on a particular area and form the main basis by which you will learn the fundamental concepts and facts of the subject. In tutorials and workshops you will acquire and consolidate subject-specific knowledge, and also develop problem-solving skills embodying the concepts from lectures in a formative environment.Revision classes are used in the first year in preparation for the end of year examinations. Problem classes are used in the first year to develop mathematical and other quantitative skills in a problem-solving environment. We use laboratory classes to teach, develop and refine subject-specific experimental skills of synthesis, measurement and characterisation that characterise a competent chemistry graduate, whilst applying concepts from lectures in an experimental environment.Throughout the course, you are expected to spend a minimum of one subsequent hour per hour of lecture contact on private study, reading and problem-solving using textbooks and other resources. Additional private study is preparing for tutorials, workshops, writing reports of laboratory work and revision for examinations. In the four compulsory modules in the first year, you will attend seven hours of lectures, two hours of tutorials or problem classes and six hours of laboratory work each week. Additionally, a third of the year’s credits are from elective modules which involve between two and six hours of lectures and laboratories each week. Individual learning forms an important part of academic study.In the second and third years, you will typically attend 12 hours of lectures or workshops per week and 10 hours of laboratory work. A component of the third year is a literature survey based dissertation, where you will undertake a detailed study of a particular area of current chemical research under the supervision of a member of academic staff who you will typically have three or four one-to-one supervisory meetings.We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2021 entry from September 2020.For more information on this course, please see our website.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 27,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : A*AA

Specific subjects/grades required for entry:Chemistry at grade A. Mathematics at grade A.Specific subjects excluded for entry:Critical Thinking and General Studies.Information:Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 59 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    197 86%

    5th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    27th

    14

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