Applied Skills in Chemistry (FND08)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

This module prepares you for study on our Life Sciences degrees. You’ll develop practical skills in chemistry as well as problem solving, data handling, graphical techniques and interpretation. 

You’ll participate in five practical laboratory sessions, learning the associated skills and techniques that link to the Introduction to Chemistry module. You’ll also be able to practice academic skills through an independent research project and associated presentation. 

There will also be a short multiple choice quiz, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge.


80%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)
20%: Seminar


70%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)
30%: Practical (Media production)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: