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Natural Sciences (Chemistry) (Q64-CHE)

Open University

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Course option

3.0years

Distance learning | 2022

Subject

Chemistry

In this specialist route through our BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Q64) degree, you’ll learn about the structure, properties and reactivity of molecules, and the integral role these play in our understanding of the world about us. On completion of your degree, as well as gaining an understanding of chemistry, you’ll develop analytical and scientific literacy skills carrying out practical work and a research project.

**Key features of the course**
- Covers the classical disciplines of chemistry (organic, inorganic and physical chemistry) as well as atmospheric and biological chemistry

- Develops investigative and laboratory skills through practical investigations delivered via our award-winning OpenScience laboratory

- Offers the option of hands-on laboratory work via short residential schools

- Allows you to apply your knowledge exploring a chemistry topic in depth in a final project of your choosing

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

You’ll start Stage 1 with a 60-credit introductory science module, then continue with another 60-credit science module.
At Stage 2 you’ll study one 60-credit module and a further 60 credits from a range of science modules.
At Stage 3, you’ll study a 60-credit module, choose a further 30-credit module and complete your degree with a 30-credit project module.

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Distance Learning

Department:

The Open University

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