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Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04

Course Overview

The Advanced Chemistry module is composed of a series of high-level lecture courses usually closely related to the research specialities of the lecturers. This gives students opportunities for in-depth study of advanced topics, whilst the variety of inorganic, physical, organic, materials, environmental and analytical chemistry covered in Advanced Chemistry ensures that students have a good breadth of experience in the subject. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mark M. Law

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Chemistry (CM)
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Lectures on a variety of advanced topics in inorganic, physical, organic, materials, environmental and analytical chemistry, related to lecturer research interests and current topics in chemistry. Students have a choice of which lecture topics to attend.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 4 Seminars during University weeks 25 - 34, 38 - 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 29, 32 - 34, 38

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2 x take home exams - 50% each

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Students resit failed components only.

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students who took the course in Academic Year 2019/20 and C8 students

Students resit failed components only.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandUnderstand the fundamental concepts in advanced topics in chemistry.
ProceduralEvaluateBe able to analyse and evaluate data and explain its significance in relation to structure and properties of chemical entities and situations.

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