Maths and Data Analysis for Chemists (G1140)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module aims to ensure your mathematical knowledge is good enough that you can apply it, with confidence, to scientific problems in your other modules.

We introduce you to the concepts of accuracy and precision. You gain problem-solving abilities and learn the art of translating a scientific problem into a well-structured mathematical one. You'll be confident with the mathematics, and able to see its relevance in the context of chemistry. You also develop an appreciation for the sources of and propagation of experimental errors.


47%: Lecture
53%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)


40%: Coursework (Problem Set)
60%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 35 hours of contact time and 115 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.