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Department of Chemistry Programme Catalogue 2017/18


USCH-AFM05: MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery

Leading to the award of MASTER OF CHEMISTRY IN CHEMISTRY FOR DRUG DISCOVERY

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Normal programme duration: 4 years


Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • USCH-AFB07: BSc (hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery

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:



Year 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


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

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


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH10009 Foundation chemistry laboratory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH10191 Chemistry of the cell 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH10193 General practical chemistry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH10192 The chemistry of physiology and drug properties 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 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 2017/18 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2018/19 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

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Exemption: 55% OSA for progression instead of 60%.
  • 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


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH20147 Inorganic synthesis, structure and reactivity 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH20149 Organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH20151 Principles of physical chemistry 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH20020 Inorganic chemistry laboratory 2 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH20195 Analytical chemistry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Designated Essential Units: Select 1 units from the following list:
  • Students will be assigned to one of these units in Semester 1
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH20022 Physical chemistry laboratory 2 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH20023 Computational chemistry laboratory 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH20021 Organic chemistry laboratory 2 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH20160 Major therapeutic areas 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Designated Essential Units: Select 1 units from the following list:
  • Students will be assigned to one of these units in Semester 2
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH20022 Physical chemistry laboratory 2 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH20023 Computational chemistry laboratory 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 2017/18 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2018/19 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

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • This is the penultimate stage of the programme.
  • 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 must select 18 credits from the options available in Year 3 of this programme.

Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH30189 General chemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH30043 Advanced practical chemistry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30050 The chemical literature 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30098 Techniques in drug discovery 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30128 Topics in organic chemistry I 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 units from the following list:
NB. Students must select at least one unit from CH30127 & CH30129.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH30127 Topics in inorganic chemistry I 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30129 Topics in physical chemistry I 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30204 Analytical chemistry in context 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH30037 Synthesis of medicinal compounds 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30063 Chemistry project 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30065 Biosynthesis & biotransformations 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30219 Organic and inorganic aspects of homogeneous catalysis 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CH30039 Computational chemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30068 Physical organic chemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30086 Inorganic chemistry in biological systems 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30157 Chemistry of functional materials 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30162 Advanced organometallic chemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30211 Chemistry beyond the molecule 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30212 Contemporary main group chemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30220 Chemical thermodynamics in context 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30221 Sustainable chemistry in context 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30224 Physical chemistry of food science 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30230 DNA in the modern world 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH30231 Porous materials 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits