Chemical Physics has been an integral component of the School of Chemistry since its inception. Now a major scientific discipline in its own right, this is a subject whose content draws on topics in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, leading into rapidly developing interdisciplinary areas such as Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Students on this degree course acquire an appreciation of these and many other topics, whilst developing high level specialist expertise across the subject area.
The three-year Honours degree programme comprises core Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Physics and Mathematics lecture units, plus laboratory work providing access to sophisticated instrumentation. Compared to the Chemistry content of the Honours degree in Chemistry, this programme is supplemented by teaching on topics including: electricity and magnetism; the properties of molecules and materials; nanoscience and nanotechnology, electromagnetism, photons, lasers and optics; special relativity and mass-energy; polymers, self-assembly and colloidal systems; fluid dynamics, waves and energy transfer processes; mathematical series, complex variables; calculus and vector fields; matrix algebra. Further topics are determined by the choices each student makes from the units available.
UEA offers a positively integrated approach by delivering the primary Chemistry and Physics teaching for this degree programme within a single department, while the Mathematics is mostly taught in the School of Mathematics. The Course Director is a Professor of Chemical Physics; all other lecturers in the School of Chemistry are also professionally qualified chemists and physicists. As an internationally recognized centre of interdisciplinary research, this provides a richly research-led context for state of the art teaching.
Home/EU £9,000; International £14,900Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
The first year is taught by both the School of Chemistry and the School of Mathematics.
Modules include mathematics for scientists, an introduction to laboratory based work and
special topics in chemical physics. These are in addition to modules in basic organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and quantum mechanics.
The second year consists of laboratory work, including a specialised laboratory module
on chemical physics, teaching in the core chemistry topics and additional lectures in
mathematics and theoretical chemistry.
Please note that the Year Abroad and Year in Industry are taken between Years 2 and 3.
This year involves a research project in chemical physics focusing on one of the key areas of modern chemical physics, such as laser interactions, surface chemistry, light harvesting and smart materials. For this you will spend time in a research group, usually alongside doctoral researchers working on research council-sponsored projects, in areas at the forefront of their field. Many students have found that as well as completing a project that helps them to achieve a good degree, this module can lead onto a research degree. There are further modules of core
material in physical chemistry and analytical chemistry with a range of optional modules.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.
We ask all our applicants to have A2-level or equivalent Chemistry and Mathematics.
Applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University in Summer 2013. Information concerning the content of the chemistry test will be made available to such applicants.
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.Applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University in Summer 2013. Information concerning the content of the chemistry test will be made available to such applicants.
Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.