- Hyd: 3 blynedd
- Dull astudio: Rhan amser
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
Pam astudio’r cwrs hwn
Bydd y cwrs hwn yn darparu hyfforddiant ar theori catalysis heterogenaidd, unffurf ac ensymatig, ei ddefnyddio, ei baratoi a’i ddadansoddi.
Catalysis lies at the heart of many chemical processes, from living systems to large-scale industrial reactors. By understanding and applying catalysts, we can create faster, cleaner, economical and more sustainable processes. With roughly 85% of all products manufactured involve catalysis somewhere in their production chain, career prospects for graduates with specialist knowledge in catalysis are strong.
This course will provide you with a sound foundation in catalysis theory and its applications. You will be trained to use a range of laboratory equipment and techniques for testing and characterising catalysts. We will explore three branches of catalysis – heterogeneous, homogeneous and biological – and you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in the area that interests you through a major research project.
- Specialise in heterogeneous, homogeneous or biological catalysis and develop a wide range of transferable skills through your research project.
- Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Our School of Chemistry is ranked 9th in the UK in the most recent REF cycle.
- Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) is recognised as one of the world’s leading centres for catalysis.
- The CCI’s new high-tech home in the University’s Translational Research Facility is due to open in 2021.
- Cardiff University has invested over £20 million in our Chemistry research facilities.
- Our research partners range from local and national SMEs to some of the world's largest multinationals.
- This course may be taken on a one-year full-time or three-year part-time basis.
Rydym wedi ymrwymo i gyflwyno rhaglenni sy'n arloesol ac yn berthnasol, a chynnig y deilliannau dysgu a'r rhagolygon gyrfaol gorau i'n myfyrwyr. O gofio hyn, rydym yn adolygu rhai elfennau o'r rhaglen hon ar hyn o bryd. Felly, mae'r manylion yn rhai dangosol yn unig a gallent gael eu newid. Gallwch gyflwyno cais o hyd. Byddwn yn diweddaru'r dudalen hon ac yn cysylltu â'r holl ddeiliaid cynnig pan fydd yr adolygiad wedi'i gwblhau er mwyn cadarnhau unrhyw newidiadau.
Meini prawf derbyn
The programme is suitable for applicants that hold a minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent, in chemistry or a related discipline such as chemical engineering, physics, pharmacy, pharmacology and biochemistry. Applicants with a degree in a subject other than chemistry will be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key chemical topics prior to an offer being made.
Entry to courses in chemistry will be subject to the University requirements for English language.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
When you are applying for this course, please include information on why you are interested in catalysis in your personal statement. Specific details such as your future aspirations, and how your educational or professional background makes you a suitable applicant are welcomed. We do not accept generic statements.
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.
Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen Fisa myfyriwr i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).
Nid yw'n ofynnol i chi gwblhau gwiriad DBS (Gwasanaeth Gwahardd Datgelu) na darparu Tystysgrif Ymddygiad Da i astudio'r cwrs hwn.
Os ydych chi'n destun unrhyw amod trwydded neu gyfyngiad monitro ar hyn o bryd a allai effeithio ar eich gallu i gwblhau'ch astudiaethau yn llwyddiannus, bydd gofyn i chi ddatgelu'ch cofnod troseddol. Mae'r amodau'n cynnwys, ond heb fod yn gyfyngedig i:
- mynediad i gyfleusterau labordy gan gynnwys cemegolion
- mynediad at gyfrifiaduron neu ddyfeisiau sy'n gallu storio delweddau
- defnyddio offer / dyfeisiau rhyngrwyd a chyfathrebu
- rhyddid i symud
- cyswllt â phobl sy'n gysylltiedig â Phrifysgol Caerdydd.
Strwythur y cwrs
This course may be taken on a one-year full-time or three-year part-time basis.
There are two parts to the degree. Part one is comprised of core and optional taught modules which you will take during the autumn and spring semesters. In these modules we will provide you with a foundation in the theory of heterogeneous, homogeneous and biological catalysis. Optional modules will allow you to specialise in your area of interest.
On progression to part two, you will carry out a summer research project in our research laboratories or one of our partner universities. We will make a range of project options available to you from the three areas of catalysis, molecular modelling, or computational chemistry.
Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2021/22. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2021.
If you are studying this course on a three-year part-time basis, you will take half the taught modules in year one.
|Teitl modiwl||Côd modiwl||Credydau|
|Catalyst Design Study||CHT217||20 credydau|
|Preparation and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Catalysts||CHT219||10 credydau|
|Practical Catalytic Chemistry||CHT225||10 credydau|
|Key Skills for Postgraduate Chemists||CHT232||10 credydau|
|Industrial Catalysis||CHT238||10 credydau|
If you are a part-time student, you will complete half the taught modules in your second year.
|Teitl modiwl||Côd modiwl||Credydau|
|Heterogeneous Catalysis||CHT203||10 credydau|
|Biocatalysis II: Industrial Applications of Biocatalysis||CHT223||10 credydau|
|Bioinorganic Chemistry||CHT226||10 credydau|
|Advanced Techniques in Organic and Biological Chemistry||CHT229||10 credydau|
|Modern Catalysis||CHT247||10 credydau|
|Molecular Modelling||CHT313||10 credydau|
|Molecular Modelling for Postgraduate Chemists||CHT317||10 credydau|
|Catalytic Materials for Green Chemistry||CHT342||10 credydau|
If you are a part-time student, you will complete your research project in your third year.
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.
Dysgu ac asesu
Sut y caf fy addysgu?
The methods of teaching we employ will vary from module to module, as appropriate depending on the subject matter and the method of assessment. We teach using a mixture of lectures, workshops, tutorials, practicals and self-directed learning.
Your research project will be carried out in research laboratories under the supervision of an academic member of staff with interests in a similar field.
Modules relating to computing frequently take place in our computer rooms, while practical work and your research project will be undertaken in our laboratories.
Students will also benefit of the weekly seminars organised by the School of Chemistry, where leading experts in various scientific fields are invited to present their work.
Sut y caf fy asesu?
Taught modules are assessed in a variety of different ways depending on the module content and learning outcomes (found in the module descriptions). We use course work, assessed workshops, presentations and examinations or a combination of these to assess your progress on the course.
Your research project at the end of the course will be assessed through a dissertation, a presentation, and an oral exam.
Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?
All of our students are allocated a personal tutor when they enrol on the course. A personal tutor is there to support you during your studies, and can advise you on academic and personal matters that may be affecting you. You should have regular meetings with your personal tutor to ensure that you are fully supported. Many of our staff operate an open door policy and meetings can be arranged at mutually convenient times to discuss your work.
You will have access to the Science Library, which holds our collection of chemistry resources, as well as to the other Cardiff University Libraries. In addition to the library facilities the University has extensive electronic resources of text books and research journals that can be accessed online.
We offer written and oral feedback, depending on the coursework or assessment you have undertaken. You will usually receive your feedback from the module leader. If you have questions regarding your feedback, module leaders are usually happy to give advice and guidance on your progress.
Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?
On completing the course you should be able to:
- Understand the theory, application, preparation and analysis of catalysis to a level that is appropriate for graduates in chemistry or chemical engineering wishing to pursue a career in academia or industry.
- Use and apply mathematics at an appropriate level to solve problems in catalysis.
- Work within a team to research solutions to unsolved problems in catalysis.
- Present research work to peers in both oral and written format.
- Discuss the applications catalysts have in various processes such as oxidation and pollution control/clean-up.
- Understand the mechanism of action of a variety of transition-metal-based homogeneous catalysts and apply this knowledge to unseen problems.
- Understand how changes to ligands relate to the properties of homogeneous catalysts and use this knowledge in the design of new catalysts.
- Reproduce the basic structures of various types of whole cells used in fermentation-based biocatalysis and know the major advantages and drawbacks of this type of catalysis.
- Reproduce the basic structures of the major macromolecules necessary for biocatalysis to take place – namely proteins and ribonucleic acids.
- Understand how biocatalyst structure, functional groups and solution conditions interrelate and know the major advantages and limitations of purified non-whole cell biocatalysts.
- Relate modern methods for the preparation, purification, evolution and application of biocatalysts.
- Use molecular modelling to explore catalysis from surfaces, through molecular homogeneous catalysts to enzyme structure and function.
- Discuss how modern catalytic methods are applied and can drive the future of a more sustainable chemical industry.
As this programme is three years or over in duration and has a one year full time equivalent you will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan. The UK Government has more information about eligibility for postgraduate loans.
Myfyrwyr o'r DU
|Ffioedd Dysgu (2021/22)||Blaendal|
Myfyrwyr o'r UE, AEE a'r Swistir
Bydd gwladolion yr UE, yr AEE a'r Swistir sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr y DU drwy gydol eu cwrs.
Os ydych chi'n wladolyn o'r UE/AEE neu'r Swistir, oni bai eich bod yn gymwys i gael statws ffioedd y DU, bydd ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer 2021/22 yn unol â'r ffioedd a godir ar fyfyrwyr rhyngwladol. Mae UKCISA wedi darparu gwybodaeth am Brexit a ffioedd dysgu.
Myfyrwyr o weddill y byd (rhyngwladol)
|Ffioedd Dysgu (2021/22)||Blaendal|
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.
Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.
The School covers the cost of everything that is an essential part of the programme; this will be clearly detailed in all programme information and in any verbal instructions given by tutors.
A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?
We will provide you with safety glasses and a lab coat to work in our laboratories, molecular models and any other equipment that is essential to the course. However, we recommend that you bring a laptop computer with appropriate software (e.g. word processing), USB or a hard drive, general stationary and some basic drawing equipment.
The chemical drawing software used in our teaching (ChemDraw) is available on University networked computers, and will be made available to you for download free of charge. The University will also provide you with access to software for word processing and data analysis as well as access to Scifinder and Web of Knowledge for searching the scientific and patent literature.
During the course, you will have access to the Science Library, and other University libraries, and study spaces across campus. Within the School, you may work in our laboratories and computing suites.
Rydym wedi ein lleoli yn un o ddinasoedd mwyaf fforddiadwy y DU. Rhagor o wybodaeth am gostau byw yng Nghaerdydd.
Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith
Upon completion of this course, there are usually two career streams open to graduates: research or industry. Within these two fields there are a variety of career options. For example, many of our graduates choose to follow up their MSc and decide to complete a PhD research degree with us. Other past graduates have found employment in industry with companies such as Johnson Matthey, Thales, Hexion, BAE Systems in the UK, as well as international companies such as Haldor Topsøe, Denmark and the National Science and Technology Development Agency in Thailand.
There is the opportunity to undertake the research project overseas in one of our partner institutions allowing you to expand your range of chemistry knowledge, laboratory skills and professional network.