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Newcastle chemistry admissions talk for MTU Online

  1. 1. School of Chemistry What’s It Like to Study Chemistry @ Newcastle? Admissions Tutor Presentation
  2. 2. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/chemistry/
  3. 3. 7 Administrative Staff School of Chemistry Prof. Mike Green Head of School Dr. Christine Bleasdale Deputy Head of School Director of T&L Prof. Richard Henderson Inorganic Chemistry Degree Programme Director Prof. Anthony Harriman Physical Chemistry Prof. Roger Griffin Medicinal Chemistry Prof. Mike North Organic Chemistry Prof. Andrew Houlton Inorganic Chemistry 16 other academic staff: Readers, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers X-Ray Crystallography Officer NMR Officer Outreach Officer 2 Senior Research Investigators 10 Support Staff: Laboratory Technicians, Glassblower, Mechanical Workshop, Electrical Workshop, Stores Supervisor
  4. 4. <ul><li>Student Satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Research-led teaching </li></ul><ul><li>First class facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Strong industrial links </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent graduate employment </li></ul><ul><li>The City </li></ul>School of Chemistry
  5. 5. Teaching, Research and Outreach <ul><li>Student education </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing science </li></ul><ul><li>Impacting society </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research Chemical Nanoscience Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity Molecular Photonics a b
  7. 7. Outreach dedicated Laboratory facility and full-time permanent Outreach Officer Laboratory Sessions Spectroscopy Tours A-level Revision Workshops Interactive demonstration lectures “ WiLtSCaN” Days Residential Summer Schools: Bitesize Uni & Headstart Masterclasses
  8. 8. The Academic Year Semester 1: September – January 1 week induction 12 weeks teaching 2 weeks examinations Semester 2: February - June 12 weeks teaching 4 weeks examinations
  9. 9. Course Structure Students take a number of modules to count for 120 credits per year Modules are usually of 10 or 20 credits eg semester 1 semester 2 20 credits 10 credits 10 credits 10 credits 10 credits 20 credits 20 credits 20 credits
  10. 10. Module Examples A typical 20 credit Stage 1 module:
  11. 11. Module Examples A typical 10 credit Stage 2 module:
  12. 12. Lectures , Labs , Tutorials – Stage 1 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri 9 10 11 12 1 2 - 5
  13. 13. Lectures , Labs , Tutorials – Stage 2+ Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri 9 10 11 12 1 2 - 5
  14. 14. Features of our Programme <ul><ul><li>Key transferable skills are integrated into many of the modules, e.g. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>group work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>presentation skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>time management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>independent study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>information literacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All students are assigned a personal tutor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most modules are supported by the virtual learning environment ‘ Blackboard ’ </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Degree Courses in Chemistry BSc or MChem ? BSc  Bachelor of Science  3 year courses  or 4 years if there is a placement year MChem  Master of Chemistry  4 year courses
  16. 16. Programme Types Chemistry BSc Chemistry BSc Chemistry with Industrial Training MChem Chemistry MChem Chemistry with Industrial Training
  17. 17. Programme Types Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry BSc Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry BSc Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Training MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Training
  18. 18. Programme Types Chemistry with….. MChem Chemistry with Study Abroad Currently: Europe – France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands or Spain; North America – USA or Canada. In future? Japan?, Hong Kong?, China? or Brazil?
  19. 19. Features of our Programmes <ul><ul><li>Stage 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of biological and medicinal chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inorganic chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data handling in chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other subject </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Features of our Programmes <ul><ul><li>Stage 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inorganic chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structural chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group assignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Option modules </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Features of our Programmes <ul><ul><li>Stage 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inorganic chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced practical chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Features of our Programmes <ul><ul><li>Stage 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced modules ( IOP ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>organic synthesis for drug targets </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>catalyst application and design </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>advanced methods in drug discovery </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>functional molecules </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Features of our Medicinal Chemistry Programmes <ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of biological and medicinal chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicinal chemistry and drug design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bioactive natural products </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Features of our Medicinal Chemistry Programmes <ul><ul><li>Chemical toxicology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemotherapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic synthesis for drug targets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced methods in drug discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project relevant to medicinal chemistry </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Programme Choice In most cases it is possible to transfer to another programme at the start of year 1 or 2 e.g. between BSc and MChem e.g. between a course with industrial training and one without
  26. 26. Entry Requirements Depend on the programme Currently ABB for MChem or ABB - BBB for BSc
  27. 27. The Bedson Building Any questions?
  28. 28. School of Chemistry at Newcastle University Dr Andrew Pike, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor For further information, please contact us on: Telephone: 0191 222 7061 Email: [email_address] Website: www.ncl.ac.uk/chemistry/ School of Chemistry

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