MSci Chemistry

First year options

You will choose one 20 credit point optional unit in the first year.

General ScienceBioscience
Physics and AstronomyAdditional Mathematics

The following language units (all worth 20 credit points) are also available as first-year optional units. A range of experiences is catered for, from beginners to those who have taken the language at A level.

BeginnersPost GCSEPost A level

Sample timetable

The following sample timetable shows the typical contact hours for a first year student taking Biochemistry as an option. Please note that the times of classes shown are for illustration only and will definitely be different for a given individual!

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9.00 - 10.00 Chemistry tutorial Biochemistry lecture Mathematics for Chemists drop-in   Chemistry lecture
10.00 - 11.00 Biochemistry lecture   Chemistry lecture Chemistry lecture  
11.00 - 12.00   Biochemistry lecture   Mathematics for Chemists problem class
12.00 - 13.00 Chemistry lecture Chemistry lecture  
13.00 - 14.00     Wednesday afternoons are kept free for extra-curricular activities including sports  
14.00 - 15.00 Biochemistry tutorial Biochemistry teaching laboratory Chemistry laboratory
15.00 - 16.00  
16.00 - 17.00

Transfer possibilities

 Year 1Year 2Year 3
 AutumnSpringSummerAutumnSpringSummerAutumnSpringSummer
Chemistry BSc      
Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe MSci    
Chemistry with Industrial Experience MSci      
Chemistry with Study Abroad MSci      
Chemical Physics BSc    
Chemical Physics MSci    
Chemical Physics with Industrial Experience MSci    
StraightforwardPossible under certain circumstancesNot possible

Please note the following

  • During the autumn and spring terms in the third year is not possible to transfer to the Chemistry BSc programme due to the different practical requirements of this programme. However, it is possible for Chemistry MSci students who wish to graduate after 3 years with a BSc Honours degree to do so by transferring during the summer term of the third year.
  • Transfer to Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe MSci is possible for first-year students taking an appropriate language unit.
  • Transfer to the Chemistry with Industrial Experience programme is not normally possible after the first term in the first year.
  • Transfer to the Chemistry with Study Abroad programme in the second year is possible but becomes increasingly difficult due to demand for placements on this programme.
  • Due to the divergent nature of the Chemistry and Chemical Physics programmes, transfers to Chemical Physics are only possible during the first term of the first year and can only be considered for students who are taking Mathematics 1A20 and Mechanics & Matter as their optional units.