You must normally hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or a science-related subject.
If you can supply evidence of other study or experience that you believe equips you to study this module, you may still apply. Our admissions panel will review your application. For further advice, contact the postgraduate science team.
All teaching is in English. We recommend you have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7. To assess your English language skills, visit the IELTS website.
You’ll need basic IT skills (e.g. searching online, organising files, using word-processing and spreadsheet applications).
You should be familiar with the following:
- Scientific notation:
– Do you understand what 5 × 10–4 or 0.05% means?
- Physical quantities and the SI system of units:
– Physical quantities written as a numerical value with the appropriate unit
– Basic units of metre, kilogram, second, litre
– Prefixes such as nano (n), micro (μ), milli (m), kilo (k)
– Do you recognise the meaning of ml–1, mol/m3?
– Is it correct to say 1 cm = 10–2 m?
- Basic knowledge of atomic and molecular structures:
– What do the atomic and mass numbers of an atom represent?
– Do you know how many atoms are in water molecules?
– Can you recognise the chemical structure of alcohol (ethanol)?
Test your knowledge of basic chemistry. Try to answer the following:
Elements and compounds (Q7 and Q8)
Chemical reactions (Q15, Q16, Q25 and Q26)
General chemistry (Q32 and Q33)
Organic chemistry (Q41–Q55)
If you feel you need to brush up on some topics, contact the postgraduate science team for advice and suggestions for background reading.