Chemical Physics

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This subject combines aspects of physics and chemistry. It looks at the structure, properties and behaviour of molecules, atoms and condensed matter and emphasises the importance of a physical and numerical approach to the subject.

You will investigate the latest experimental, theoretical and computational methods, and will develop the skills needed to be a good practical chemist, with a strong understanding of physics.

Year 1

You will spend approximately a third of your first year in chemistry lectures, laboratory classes and small-group tutorials. For all students a mathematics course is also required. The remainder of your curriculum can be chosen from a broad range of courses from across the University.

Year 2

You continue with your chemistry course, which again takes up about a third of your time. Additional courses such as Environmental Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Chemical Pharmacology or courses in physics or mathematics may be required for your specific programme but most programmes still allow considerable choice of option subjects at this stage. The range of option courses available over the first two years allows real flexibility to transfer between different programmes.

Year 3

You will study compulsory chemistry courses that provide a foundation for the remaining honours years. If you are studying the chemical physics programme you will take a combination of chemistry and physics courses.

Year 4

In the final year of your BSc, or the final two years of your MChem, you will take compulsory courses from your programme and will choose from a range of other advanced chemistry courses. All chemistry programmes include independent research work and a dissertation in addition to taught courses.

Year 5

See Year 4.

Programme structure

Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.

We publish the latest available information for this programme. Please note that this may be for a previous academic year.

Year 1, Academic year 2016/17, Starting month: September

  • Notes: Please ensure you meet with your Personal Tutor in Freshers' week.


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COMPULSORY COURSES 
This DPT has 6 compulsory course(s).

 
Code  Course Name  Period  Credits 
CHEM08016 Chemistry 1A Semester 1 20
 
CHEM08017 Chemistry 1B Semester 2 20
 
PHYS08016 Physics 1A: Foundations Semester 1 20
 
PHYS08017 Physics 1B: The Stuff of the Universe Semester 2 20
 
PHYS08035 Mathematics for Physics 1 Semester 1 20
 
PHYS08036 Mathematics for Physics 2 Semester 2 20
 
 

COURSE OPTIONS 
This DPT has 0 set(s) of course options with the following rules.
 

Year 2, Academic year 2016/17, Starting month: August

  • Notes: Please ensure you meet with your Personal Tutor in Freshers' week.


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COMPULSORY COURSES 
This DPT has 3 compulsory course(s).

 
Code  Course Name  Period  Credits 
CHEM08019 Chemistry 2 Full Year 40
 
PHYS08046 Physics of Fields and Matter Semester 2 20
 
PHYS08043 Dynamics and Vector Calculus Semester 2 20
 


COURSE OPTIONS 
This DPT has 2 set(s) of course options with the following rules.

Select exactly 40 credits from the following list of courses, as available
Code   Course Name   Credits
PHYS08045    Modern Physics   10  
PHYS08042    Linear Algebra and Several Variable Calculus   10  
PHYS08048    Practical Physics   20  

Notes:This set of course options is for Chemical Physics students continuing from Year 1. 
  
OR    

Select exactly 40 credits from the following list of courses, as available
Code   Course Name   Credits
PHYS08044    Classical and Modern Physics   20  
PHYS08041    Algebra and Calculus   20  

Notes:This set of course options is for Direct Entry Chemical Physics students only. 
 

Year 3, Academic year 2016/17, Starting month: August

  • Notes: You should meet with your Personal Tutor during Freshers' week.

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COMPULSORY COURSES 
This DPT has 8 compulsory course(s).

 
Code  Course Name  Period  Credits 
CHPH09007 Chemical Physics 3S1 Semester 1 20
 
CHPH09006 Chemical Physics 3S2 Semester 2 20
 
CHPH09005 CP3 Physical Chemistry Laboratory Full Year 10
 
PHYS09054 Fourier Analysis Semester 1 10
 
PHYS09019 Statistical Mechanics Semester 2 10
 
PHYS09060 Electromagnetism Full Year 20
 
PHYS09057 Computer Modelling Semester 1 10
 
PHYS09053 Quantum Mechanics Full Year 20
 
 

COURSE OPTIONS 
This DPT has 0 set(s) of course options with the following rules.

Year 4, Academic year 2016/17, Starting month: August

  • Notes: You should meet with your Personal Tutor in Freshers' week.


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COMPULSORY COURSES 
This DPT has 10 compulsory course(s).
 
Code  Course Name  Period  Credits 
CHPH10002 CP Research Methods Full Year 10
 
PHYS11011 Group Project Full Year 10
 
PHYS11044 Lasers and Applications Semester 1 10
 
CHEM11042 Physical Techniques in Action Level 11 Semester 2 20
 
CHEM11023 Properties and Reactions of Matter Level 11 Semester 1 20
 
PHYS10099 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics Semester 1 10
 
PHYS10097 Soft Condensed Matter Physics Semester 2 10
 
CHPH10003 CP Literature Review Full Year 10
 
PHYS10042 Physics Skills Semester 2 10
 
PHYS10043 Quantum Physics Semester 2 10
 


COURSE OPTIONS 
This DPT has 0 set(s) of course options with the following rules.
 

Year 5, Academic year 2016/17, Starting month: August

  • Notes: You should meet with your Personal Tutor in Freshers' week.

  • COMPULSORY COURSES 

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This DPT has 6 compulsory course(s).

 
Code  Course Name  Period  Credits 
PHYS11040 Biological Physics Semester 2 10
 
CHEM10041 Chemistry of Functional Materials Level 10 Semester 1 20
 
CHPH11003 MChemPhys Research Project Full Year 60
 
PHYS11024 Statistical Physics Semester 2 10
 
PHYS10095 Solid State Physics Semester 2 10
 
PHYS11055 Geometry and Physics of Soft Condensed Matter Semester 1 10
 


COURSE OPTIONS 
This DPT has 0 set(s) of course options with the following rules.

  • Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma or Magistr from an accredited higher education institution with a minimum average grade of 4.0/5.0.
  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components
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