Transferrable Skills for Chemists (F1004)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module aims to equip you with the tools required to excel in your chemistry degree program. You will revise, reinforce and consolidate your mathematical skills, whilst learning techniques relevant to many other chemistry modules. These include:

  • error and dimensional analysis
  • algebra and calculus
  • graphing skills.

You’ll also learn key skills such appropriate referencing and using chemical databases. You’ll develop your CV and application skills, helping you apply for Summer and graduate placements


69%: Lecture
31%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Computer-based examination, Report)

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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: