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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: