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.

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 35 hours of contact time and about 115 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: