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Programmes in Natural Sciences 2017/18


UXXX-AKB02: BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Biology stream) with Year long work placement

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NATURAL SCIENCES

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement

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 is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 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. Two all-year Chemistry units
  2. All units in block Ls1.1
  3. Either all units in Ecology block B1.1 or all in Plant Science block B1.2
  4. One further block of free options which may include whichever of blocks B1.1 and B1.2 was not selected above

Units which must be taken within this subject stream

Compulsory units for Biology Ls1.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB10006 Cell & molecular biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB10005 Cell biology 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 CH10134 Atomic structure, bonding and the Periodic Table for Natural Sciences 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH10136 Fundamentals of organic chemistry for Natural Sciences 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
AY CH10138 From molecules to materials for natural scientists 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Environmental Studies block ENV1.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 XX10085 The Earth as an ecosystem 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 CH10226 Introduction to environmental and sustainable chemistry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Mathematics block M1.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 MA10201 Modelling the dynamics of life 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 MA10202 Modelling the dynamics of life 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Non science options

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY PS10086 Mind and behaviour 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 ED10001 Exploring effective learning 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 MN10071 Organisational behaviour 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 ED10002 Learning: Theory & context 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 MN10248 Introduction to accounting 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Ecology block B1.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB10012 Ecology & evolution 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB10205 Ecology & evolution 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Plant Science block B1.2

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB10200 The life of Earth 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB10201 The life of Earth 2 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: Part 2 Stage 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 32% towards the final award classification


Students following this subject stream must take the following in Year 2:
  1. Two all-year Chemistry units
  2. Two blocks from: Ecology block B2.1, Plant Science block B2.2, Cell Biology block B2.3, Genomics block B2.4 or Developmental Biology & Neuroscience block B2.5 (subject to pre-requisites)
  3. One further block of free options which may include any of blocks B2.1, B2.2, B2.3 and B2.5 was not selected above (subject to pre-requisites)

Units which must be taken within this subject stream

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


Optional units: Cell Biology block B2.3

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB20024 The dynamic cell 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB20160 The dynamic cell 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Developmental Biology & Neuroscience block B2.5

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 BB20149 Molecular genetics of vertebrate development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 BB20028 Molecular and cellular neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Environmental Studies block ENV2.1

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
S1 XX20001 Renewable energy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S2 XX30191 Sustainability 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Mathematics

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY PH20107 Mathematical methods for physics 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Optional units: Non science options

Period
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
AY PS20167 Cognitive neuroscience 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
S1 ED20003 E