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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry and Geology


BSc Chemistry and Geology Joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
CH1401 Introductory Inorganic and Physical Chemistry 20 AND
CH1402 Inorganic and Physical Chemistry 1 20 AND
CH1601 Organic and Biological Chemistry 1 20 AND
ES1001 Planet Earth 20 AND
ES1002 Earth Resources and Environment 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


This course does not have RSC accreditation

BSc Chemistry and Geology Joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ CH2501 Inorganic Chemistry 2 30 AND
^ CH2701 Physical Chemistry 2 30 AND
* ES2001 Dynamic Earth: The Earth System 30 AND
* ES2002 Dynamic Earth: Magma, Minerals and Metamorphism 30

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits


This course does not have RSC accreditation

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked *
  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes*.*Apart from students on Integrated Masters degrees. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

BSc Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 levels.


BSc Chemistry and Geology Joint: Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 50 credits from Module List: CH3431, CH3715, CH3521, CH3513, CH3721 AND
CH3431 Chemistry Workshop 10
CH3715 Introduction to Analysis of Materials 10
CH3521 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 10
CH3513 Chemistry of Materials 10
CH3721 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 10 credits from Module List: CH3716 - CH3717 AND
CH3716 Quantitative Aspects of Medicinal Chemistry 10
CH3717 Statistical Mechanics and Computational Chemistry 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 60 credits from Module List: ES3001, ES3004, ES3006, ES3008
ES3001 Geological Mapping 15
ES3004 Processes and Products in Sedimentary Systems 15
ES3006 Advanced Geological Mapping 15
ES3008 Geochemistry 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


This course does not have RSC accreditation

BSc Chemistry and Geology Joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list 30 credits from Module List: CH4514, CH4715 - CH4716, CH5711, CH5715, CH5717 AND
CH4514 Advanced Metal Chemistry 10
CH4715 Functional Materials and Electrons in Solids 10
CH4716 Electrochemistry and Computational Chemistry 10
CH5711 Advanced Spectroscopic Methods 10
CH5715 Energy Conversion and Storage 10
CH5717 Nanostructured Materials 10
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 50 credits from Module List: ES4010, CH4448, ID4441 AND
ES4010 Joint Honours Research Project 30
CH4448 Chemistry Project for Chemistry and Geology 20
ID4441 Combined Chemistry and Geology Research Project 50
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 25 credits from Module List: CH5518, ES3009 AND
CH5518 Blockbuster Solids 10
ES3009 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 15 credits from Module List: ES3011, ES4006, ES4007, ES5300, ES5009, ID4001
ES3011 Global Biogeochemical Cycles 15
ES4007 Petroleum Exploration and Geophysics 15
ES5300 Magmatic-related Ore Deposits 15
ES5009 Geodynamics 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


This course does not have RSC accreditation

Professional accreditation

Unless otherwise stated, all degree programmes in Chemistry are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for professional membership.

Other information

Direct entry into Level 2000 is possible, in which case credit of 120 credits at Level 1000 is given on the basis of school examinations.

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).