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Programmes in Natural Sciences 2020/1


UXXX-AFM01: MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream)

Leading to the award of MASTER IN SCIENCE IN NATURAL SCIENCES

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Normal programme duration: 4 years


Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

Please see your programme handbook for circumstances where transfer to DAP may be permitted/required.

 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Natural Sciences students must take units totaling 60 credits in each programme year, usually comprising five blocks of 12 credits each, although some final year projects are worth 18 or 24 credits. Students must choose a major subject stream to follow and must take two blocks of units in this major subject each year. For further information on the structure of the programme, please see the Natural Sciences Course Guide.

Year 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 15 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 16 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Students following this subject stream must take the following in Year 1:
  1. Laboratory and skills endorsement unit XX10238
  2. Two all-year Chemistry units
  3. Two all-year Chemistry units
  4. All units in blocks P1.1 and M1.1

Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Compulsory skills unit (Designated Essential Unit)

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY XX10238 Laboratory and skills endorsement 0 credits       [equivalent to 0 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory unit for Maths for Scientists block M1.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY PH10007 Mathematical methods for physics 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory units for Physics block P1.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 PH10002 Properties of matter 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PH10005 Vibrations, waves & optics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH10001 Introduction to quantum physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH10006 Electricity & magnetism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Two units to be selected from this list for Chemistry major (C1.1, C1.2 & C1.3)

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY CH10133 Atomic structure, bonding and the Periodic Table 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH10135 Fundamentals of organic chemistry 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH10137 From molecules to materials 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 23 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 24 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 16% towards the final award classification


Students following this subject stream must take the following in Year 2:
  1. Two all-year Chemistry units
  2. All units in blocks P2.1, P2.2 and M2.1

Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Compulsory units for Mathematics block M2.1 and Physics block P2.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY PH20107 Mathematical methods for physics 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PH20060 Quantum & atomic physics [WL] 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PH20067 Thermal physics (WL) 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH20061 Electromagnetism 1 [WL] 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH20063 Condensed matter physics 1 [WL] 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Two units to be selected from this list for Chemistry major (C2.1, C2.2 & C2.3).
  • You may only select CH20150 from this list if you took CH10136 (block C1.1) in Year 1;
  • You may only select CH20148 from this list if you took CH10134 (block C1.2) in Year 1;
  • You may only select CH20152 from this list if you took CH10138 (block C1.3) in Year 1.

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY CH20148 Inorganic synthesis, structure and reactivity (NS/CwM) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH20150 Organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy (NS/CwM) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH20152 Principles of physical chemistry (NS/CwM) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3: Part 2 Stage 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 23 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 24 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 34% towards the final award classification


Students following this subject stream must take the following during this programme year:
  1. All units in Chemistry block C3.4;
  2. PH30030 and PH30077 plus six credits of optional units in each semester from Physics block P3.1;
  3. Two further blocks of Chemistry units (C3.1, C3.2 & C3.3);
  4. Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take Director of Studies approved units as an alternative to a maximum of 12 credits during this programme year.

Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Compulsory units for Physics block P3.1 and Chemistry block C3.4

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY CH30186 Laboratory chemistry 1 (NS) 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH30187 Laboratory chemistry 2 (NS) 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PH30030 Quantum mechanics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH30077 Electromagnetism 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Select six credits in each semester for Physics block P3.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 PH30028 Condensed matter physics 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 PH30035 Medical physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH20018 Programming skills 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH30032 Laser physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH30078 Magnetism 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH30079 Superconductivity 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH30098 Networks 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C3.1

Students choosing this block must take all units S1 and 6 credits (two units) in S2.

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 CH30128 Topics in organic chemistry I 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 CH30235 Organic chemistry of biomolecules 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30065 Biosynthesis & biotransformations 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30211 Chemistry beyond the molecule 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30230 DNA in the modern world 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C3.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 CH30127 Topics in inorganic chemistry I 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 CH30203 Radiochemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30086 Inorganic chemistry in biological systems 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30231 Porous materials 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C3.3

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 CH30129 Topics in physical chemistry I 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 CH30218 Analytical chemistry for natural scientists 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30227 Advanced spectroscopic techniques 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH30239 Introduction to computational chemistry for natural scientists 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 4: Part 3 Stage 4

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 4 of this programme contributes 50% towards the final award classification


Students following this subject stream must take the following during this programme year:
  1. One Chemistry research project (either CH40165 or CH40196)
  2. Two blocks of Chemistry units (C4.1, C4.2, & C4.3)
  3. Students who choose 12 credit Chemistry unit CH40165 must take all units from block P4.1;
  4. Students who choose 24 credit Chemistry unit CH40196 must take 12 credits from the combination of blocks P4.1 and P4.2 (take PH40024 in S1 and one unit from the list in S2).
  5. Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take Director of Studies approved units as an alternative to a maximum of 12 credits during this programme year.

Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Compulsory units for blocks P4.1 & P4.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 PH40024 Contemporary physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Students who are taking 12 credit Chemistry project CH40196 must take all units from this list; students taking 24 credit unit CH40165 must choose one unit from the list

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S2 PH40084 Advanced quantum theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH40085 Nanoscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 PH40086 Photonics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Students must take either CH40165 or CH40196 during this programmme year

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY CH40165 Chemistry research 1 24 credits       [equivalent to 48 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH40196 Chemistry research project (NS12) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C4.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 CH40098 Techniques in drug discovery 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 CH40206 Topics in organic chemistry II 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH40037 Synthesis of medicinal compounds 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH40068 Physical organic chemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C4.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 CH40155 Advanced structural methods 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 CH40205 Topics in inorganic chemistry II 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH40162 Advanced organometallic chemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH40212 Contemporary main group chemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Chemistry block C4.3

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 CH40207 Topics in physical chemistry II 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 CH40222 Advanced theoretical methods 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH40158 Chemistry of functional materials 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH40220 Chemical thermodynamics in context 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.