The course

UCAS code
F190
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

This degree was instigated by the large number of academic staff in Chemistry who are involved in Computational Chemistry research. You will be a fully qualified Chemistry graduate who has taken the same core Chemistry courses as all our other graduates but who has specialised in the computer modelling of the structures of molecules and the interactions and reactions between molecules. Applications include modelling the interaction of drug molecules with the biological receptor sites on cells and the operation of catalysts (both biological and synthetic) with reactant molecules, crucial to medicinal chemistry.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Core Chemistry courses with associated practical work in Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, plus courses in Mathematics and Physics.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:32%
  • Independent study:68%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:55%
  • Practical:5%
  • Coursework:40%
Year 2

Core Chemistry courses with associated practical work in Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, plus Mathematics courses.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:35%
  • Independent study:65%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:67%
  • Practical:15%
  • Coursework:18%
Year 3

Core Chemistry courses with associated practical work in Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, plus Computer Science.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:38%
  • Independent study:62%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:61%
  • Practical:15%
  • Coursework:24%
Year 4

Advanced Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, along with specialist courses. Advanced practical techniques (MChem) or Research Project (BSc).

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:48%
  • Independent study:52%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:68%
  • Practical:13%
  • Coursework:19%

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