Introductory Chemistry (FND03)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

This module aims to provide you a foundation in Chemistry, to prepare for future study at undergraduate level. As well as developing the ability to analyse and evaluate scientific data and practical techniques, this module will introduce a range of topics in Chemistry. You will produce laboratory reports which will familiarise you with scientific writing and notation.

Chemistry topics will include atomic structure, amount of substance, bonding, periodicity, introduction to organic chemistry, nomenclature, isomerism, introduction to energetics and kinetics, as well as the background to some analytical techniques.


71%: Lecture (Lecture, Post-lab)
12%: Practical (Laboratory)
18%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Problem Set, Report)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 30 hours of contact time and 120 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.