Due to the impact of COVID-19 we're changing how the course is delivered.
Programme Year One
Students follow a programme covering basic sciences including compulsory modules in:
And optional modules chosen from:
On successful completion of the programme at Carmel College, students transfer to the first year of their chosen degree programme.
Programme Year Two
On successful completion of the programme at Carmel College, students transfer to the first year of their chosen degree programme. Years Two, Three and Four are therefore identical in content to the three years of the degree programme you have chosen.
The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.
Teaching and Learning
Laboratory classes in Years One and Two prepare you for independent laboratory work in Years Three and Four. In Year Three you will carry out mini research projects, while in Year Four you will carry out research alongside PhD and postdoctoral researchers on cuttingedge projects, often leading to a first scientific publication. Computational modelling and molecular visualisation are introduced as interactive animated models from Year One, reinforced as a key skill in later years and by Year Four of MChem programmes you will be able to perform your own calculations to underpin final year research projects.
You are assessed by examination at the end of each semester (January and May/June) and by continuous assessment of laboratory practicals, class tests, workshops, tutorials and assignments. You have to pass each year of study before you are allowed to progress to the following year. Re-sit opportunities are available in September at the end of Years One and Two. If you take an industrial placement, a minimum standard of academic performance is required before you are allowed to embark on your placements. You are expected to perform at a 2:1 level if you wish to continue on a MChem programme. All years of study (with the exception of Year One) contribute to the final degree classification.