Chemistry is the science which deals with molecular and atomic systems especially with the composition, properties, structure, and reactions of a substance (chemical reactions). Chemistry is closely related to physics and it is a branch of physical sciences. The main task of chemistry is to understand the origin of the substance. The composition of the substance is analyzed at atomic level. Atomic-molecular theory is the base of chemistry sciences. Chemistry differs from physics through the fact that during physical phenomena the substance does not turn into another (material vary on physical properties only) while during chemical reactions the substances transform into another. There are many branches of chemistry such as agro-chemistry, kinetics, cluster chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, solid state chemistry, nanochemistry, photochemistry and theoretical chemistry. Graduates can work in various positions, as chemical technologists, researchers, chemistry analysts, pharmacists, environmentalists, food technologists, oil and petroleum engineers and others.
The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Computing, Engineering and Sciences Master’s degrees at UCLan. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.
This interdisciplinary master track aims to train MSc students who are aware of the scientific, technological and societal challenges for our future with regard to energy, climate and sustainability.
Computational chemistry is the development and practical application – through high-performance computing – of quantum and classical mechanics (and informatics) to the study of chemical processes ranging from fundamental spectroscopic events in the gas phase to the nature of protein-drug interactions.
Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (EACH) is an international two-year joint Master’s degree programme that gives students a unique opportunity to study at two outstanding European universities. The programme provides strong knowledge and skills in both fundamental and applied aspects of modern analytical chemistry.
Pharmacy at Sunderland is ranked sixth in the country, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013. Do you want to contribute to the discovery and development of drugs that could potentially improve the health and well-being of millions of people? The UK has long been a leader in this complex technical area, in which each new drug requires around $1 billion of development work. The course mixes taught elements with self-directed research. The topic of the project / dissertation is negotiated to fit both your personal interests and the expertise of Sunderland's supportive tutors.
The University of Sunderland was the first pharmacy school in the UK to be accredited for the General Pharmaceutical Council's new standards for pharmacy education, which require integrated teaching of scientific and pharmacy practice principles. 99% of our pharmacy graduates find work or go on to further study within six months, according to Unistats 2012. Sunderland is no.1 in the North East for pharmacy and pharmacology, according to The Guardian University Guide 2012.
The Department’s chemistry faculty research programs fall into the thematic focus areas of environmental chemistry and green chemistry, chemical sensor development, organic synthesis, materials chemistry, natural products chemistry, and chemical education. Within these multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus areas, students can select research projects that involve the traditional subdisciplines of chemistry; analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical.
Anthropogenic pollution is one of the most significant threats to the environment. Organic and inorganic environmental toxicants originating from human activities are distributed throughout the world via oceanic currents and atmospheric transport processes. This issue is of global importance. Consequently there is a high demand from both society and industry for scientists with competence within the interdisciplinary scientific area of environmental toxicology and chemistry.
Are you interested in a degree in chemistry? By studying chemistry, you will gain fundamental insight into chemical compounds with applications ranging from medicine, catalysis and alternative energy sources. Maybe you want to understand more about global environmental issues affecting today's society or develop better systems for pollution control. Accept the challenge and join us in creating a better future.
Are you interested in an internationally recognized degree in chemical engineering? Chemical engineering involves the transformation of energy and raw materials into valuable and useful products. Maybe you would like to study topics related to oil and gas processing, or to specialize in CO2 separation?
As a qualified science teacher you may be required to teach National Curriculum general science to Key Stage 4, as well as your particular specialism to ‘A’ level and beyond. To this end, the course aims to facilitate your transformation into a well-educated, well-trained, confident and motivated science educator.
The program is based on the accredited curriculum used at our university for Chemistry MSc studies. It was approved by the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association and the Hungarian Accrediting Committee.