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Chemistry (4 years) MChem (Hons) Durham University

UK

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Course info

Summary

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 four-year course is delivered through a mixture of “Core” and “add-on” modules using lectures, tutorials, problem classes and laboratory practical work, culminating in a major research project in the fourth year.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 in the first year prepare you 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. Laboratory classes are used to teach, develop and refine subject-specific experimental skills of synthesis, measurement and characterisation that characterise a competent chemistry graduate, while applying concepts from lectures in an experimental environment.For the first three years of 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 directed at preparing for tutorials, workshops, writing reports of laboratory work and revision for examinations. In the four compulsory first year modules, 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. The laboratory work in the course moves from a defined set of practicals in the first year towards a more open-ended course, providing choice and some element of project work in Year 3.The major element of the fourth year is an independent individual research project, carrying out novel chemistry research embedded within a research group within the Department of Chemistry under the supervision of a member of academic staff with who you will meet weekly or more frequently. Project work can be in collaboration with researchers in other universities or other disciplines in Durham, e.g., Biology and Physics. You will typically work for 20 to 30 hours per week for 19 weeks, and prepare a project report describing your findings. The assessment also includes a poster and an oral presentation, and training is provided in these skills. In addition, you will study for a third of your final year credits in two lecture modules, where there is a choice of topics, and the learning environment can be more focused on independent learning than in earlier years.You will be allocated an academic adviser at the start of the course, who normally delivers some first-year tutorials, provides feedback on examination performance, and remains with you throughout the course. Meetings between you and your adviser are timetabled three times a year, but you may always request further meetings. All members of the teaching staff are available to meet students on an “open office” basis.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 thi

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Chemistry (4 years) MChem (Hons).

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Collingwood College

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LT, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

St Aidan's College

St Aidan's,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LJ, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

St Chad's College

18 North Bailey,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3RH, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Trevelyan College

Elvet Hill Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LN, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

College of St Hild and St Bede

St Hild and St Bede,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 1SZ, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

No college preference

No college preference,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3HP, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Van Mildert College

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LH, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

St Mary's College

Elvet Hill,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LR, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

St Cuthbert's Society

12 South Bailey,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3EE, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£27,350.00 (28,10,710) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

John Snow College

Durham University,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LE, England

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