Robin Pritchard

Course Director of

Robin Pritchard

The full-blooded chemistry core allows students to revise their area of specialisation to match their aspirations as they develop through the course of their degree.

 

What kind of balance do you strike between teaching facts and developing skills?

The course is built around a chemistry core, which will require a substantial level of factual learning and development of the mental skills required to understand and manipulate these facts. A chemistry degree also demands a high proficiency in practical laboratory skills.

How does research feed into the syllabus?

The analytical aspects of the course are taught by scientists who use analytical skills in their research.

What structure does your course have?

The course uses core chemistry modules but lecture slots used for optional modules by straight chemistry students are used for specified forensic related.

Students become more specialised through their 3rd and 4th year projects so that a student with aspirations in the analytical area will have the opportunity to expand their analytical skills.

What are the key features of your course?

The students gain all the skills required for a career in chemistry but with a particular emphasis on analytical chemistry. They will also develop some understanding of the English legal system through modules taught by the School of Law and gain some insight into how a forensic scientist operates through a module delivered by expert witnesses.

What kind of employment can graduates go into following this degree?

Most of our recent graduates have gone on to further study either in chemistry or in preparation for a professional career.

Why do graduates from your course stand out in the job market?

Our students stand out as being particularly self-motivated and adaptable.

What distinguishes this course from similar ones in other institutions?

The full-blooded chemistry core allows students to revise their area of specialisation to match their aspirations as they develop through the course of their degree. For example, a recent graduate is now a working towards a PhD in synthetic pharmacological chemistry.

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