Sustainable Synthesis and Catalysis (F1652)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Explore traditional green chemistry topics, including catalysis, benign solvents and alternative synthetic methods.

You’ll look at the importance of sustainable methods for future organic and inorganic chemistry. You’ll also understand the benefits of green chemistry for the environment and the industry.


69%: Lecture
31%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Problem set)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 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: