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Cemeg (BSc)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae Cemeg yn ddisgyblaeth sylfaenol a diddorol, ac un sy’n chwarae rôl sylweddol mewn nifer o feysydd gwyddoniaeth ac ym mywyd bob dydd.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

Chemistry laboratory bench

Trosolwg y cwrs

This three-year course aims to give you a flexible and dynamic education in the knowledge and skills needed to advance into a successful chemistry career.

You will study a broad introduction to the main areas of chemistry with the opportunity to specialise in topics that are interesting or important to you through optional modules and a research project. Plus, you will spend many hours in our labs gaining hands-on experience and developing your research, mathematical and computational skills.

Our graduates are employed as chemists working in research, process development and analysis, as well as in broader areas such as teaching, marketing, environmental control, patents and finance.

Nodweddion nodedig

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

Flexible courses – In most cases it is possible to transfer between any of our MChem and BSc Chemistry courses during the first two years.  

Great students experience - You'll be welcomed by our student mentors, who'll be there to help with everything from studying to social life. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will guide you with academic matters. 

Summer research projects - There are a variety of opportunities to undertake summer research projects in Cardiff with support from a member of our academic staff, providing research experience and a valuable addition to your CV. 

Gain practical experience - Develop your practical skills in the lab and gain experience of problem solving, group working and report writing which will prepare you for a wide variety of careers.

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Achrediadau

Côd UCASF100
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn

Gofynion mynediad

AAB-ABB including Grade B in Chemistry with (where applicable) a pass in the practical element of the A-level. Please note that General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted for entry.

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

DDM - DMM in BTEC Applied Science.

34 - 30 points to include Chemistry

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Cemeg.

GCSE

Gradd C neu radd 4 mewn TGAU Iaith Saesneg.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 5.5 ym mhob is-sgil.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 90 ar y cyfan gyda sgôr o 17 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 17 ar gyfer gwrando, 18 ar gyfer darllen a 20 ar gyfer siarad.

PTE Academic

O leiaf 62 ar y cyfan gydag o leiaf 51 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: dau Ragoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod o leiaf.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

You will require GCSE Maths Grade C or Grade 4 and GCSE English or Welsh Language at grade C or grade 4.   Typical IELTS offer: At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-score

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
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Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

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.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
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Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

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.

Costau ychwanegol

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. You may be required to cover additional costs that are either not essential or are basic costs that a student should be expected to cover themselves. This includes but is not limited to laptop computers, calculators, general stationery, textbooks (assumed to be available in the library), and basic copying/ printing.

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

The School will provide any specific equipment needed to study on this programme

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

Each year is made up of modules totalling 120 credits

In year one you take compulsory chemistry modules worth 110 credits, including 30 credits of practical, and an optional module worth 10 credits, which may be in chemistry or any other subject.   

In year two you will take compulsory chemistry modules in various different subject areas, including a 30 credit practical module.

In year three you will undertake practical work in the autumn semester (20 credits). This is followed by a specialised research project in the spring semester (30 credits).  You will also take a compulsory theory module in each branch of the subject in the autumn semester (40 credits) and choose from a range of optional modules in the spring semester (3 x 10 credits).   

 

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

Our year one modules aim to stimulate your interest in the subject, whilst giving a solid knowledge base to build upon in the following years. Core chemistry modules are supplemented with practical work and mathematical workshops. An additional optional module can be  chosen from within Chemistry, or there are opportunities available to study modern languages through the Languages for All programme.

Blwyddyn dau

In year two you will take more advanced compulsory modules that enable you to practise and consolidate new skills through application to a wide range of problems.

If you achieve at least 55% overall in year two, you have the opportunity to transfer to a MChem course before the start of year three. If a placement is attractive to you, you need to register your interest by the start of year two, and transfer to the BSc Chemistry with a Year in Industry or BSc Chemistry with a Placement Year Abroad courses by the start of year three.

Blwyddyn tri

In year three a substantial project is undertaken in the spring semester. You will take a compulsory theory module in four branches of the subject and select from a range of optional modules

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.
Chemistry student in laboratory
Lectures are supplemented with practical work in our well-equipped laboratory facilities.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

We aim to provide an exceptional environment for chemical education and our undergraduate degrees reflect our current research strengths and interests, with final-year projects fully integrated into our research groups. Your course of study has been designed to enable you to realise your maximum potential. We aim to deliver expert teaching and comprehensive pastoral care.

Teaching is undertaken through a series of lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical classes. These are supported by material hosted on Learning Central, the University’s virtual learning environment.

Lectures

One major element of teaching is through lectures, typically 10-12 per week of 50 minutes duration. Subject matter is supported in various ways depending on the topic. This can include slides, computer presentations, handouts and course summaries.

Laboratory work

The second part of teaching involves practical classes, again typically averaging about 10-12 hours each week. In year one the emphasis is on basic techniques and simple but accurate recording of observations. Skills are taught by practical demonstrations and supported by a range of e-learning resources freely available and readily accessible to all students.

Self-testing offers insight into different practical techniques, and the chance to correct mistakes before attending laboratory sessions.

Laboratory work progresses towards substantial experiments that need careful planning, analysis and interpretation of results, as well as professional standard reporting. Practical work provides experience in all the main laboratory procedures and techniques, and is designed to extend your level of proficiency in practical chemistry, preparing you to undertake an independent research project in the final stages of your degree.

Small-group teaching

Small group tutorial classes are given in all years, allowing practice, discussion and analysis of the lecture material, as well as the development of communication skills. Sessions are delivered by three allocated staff members, one specialist in each of the areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. The same three tutors usually remain assigned to each group throughout your degree.

Project

All our Chemistry courses have a major element of independent, supervised project work. In the final year of the BSc course you will work on a project in your preferred area of chemistry, and be allocated a topic to investigate or develop. Working under the guidance of an expert in the field, you will present results of your work orally and in writing. In the past, this has led to undergraduates co-authoring published papers.

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Every student has three academic tutors, one of whom also acts as your personal tutor. You will see one of your tutors each week, either as part of a small tutorial group or on a one-to-one basis in a personal tutorial.  All staff operate an open-door policy, meaning you can always approach staff with issues, academic or otherwise.  

You will be given access to a comprehensive handbook appropriate to your year of study, containing details of the School’s procedures and policies.

We make extensive use of the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (Learning Central) to share information. 

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Formative and summative assessments are carried out during each year of study. This gives a measure of performance to inform you, us as staff, and potential employers about your progress and achievement. It can also help the learning process by highlighting areas of success and areas needing more attention. Assessment for the BSc degree involves methods that are selected to suit the particular outcomes of each module and the course as a whole. These methods include the following:

  • Formal examinations with fixed time-limits
  • Class tests
  • Reports on laboratory work
  • Planning, conduct and reporting of project work
  • Essays
  • Problem-solving exercises (as workshop assignments)
  • Oral presentations
  • Preparation and display of posters.

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate systematic knowledge and a critical comprehensive understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject area of chemistry. Specifically:

  • Chemical terminology, nomenclature, conventions and units.
  • The structural feature and chemical behaviour of chemical elements and their compounds, including group relationships and trends within the Periodic Table.
  • The principles and procedures used in chemical analysis and the characterisation of chemical compounds, including the application of spectroscopies to the determination of structure and properties of chemical entities.
  • Theories describing structure, bonding, reactivity and chemical change and the relationship between microscopic and bulk properties of matter.
  • The properties and major types of chemical reaction of inorganic, organic, biological, organometallic and coordination compounds.
  • Mathematical knowledge in basic algebra and calculus and numerical manipulation appropriate for the analysis and evaluation of chemical problems.

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The application of knowledge and understanding of the subject areas identified above to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems of a familiar and unfamiliar nature.
  • Recognition and analysis of problems and strategies, criticise techniques applicable to their own advanced scholarship, and plan strategies for their solution.

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Plan and safely carry out standard laboratory procedures for preparation, purification, and analysis of a range of substances, and use appropriate instrumental techniques for their study.
  • Monitor chemical and physical properties or changes across a wide range of chemistry, by observation and measurement, and record, in a systematic and reliable fashion, documentation relating to these events in a manner appropriate for a professional chemist working in an academic or industrial situation.
  • Research, review and execute a project, selecting appropriate procedures from literature and knowledge, and proceed from the problem-recognition stage through to the evaluation and critical appraisal of outcomes.
  • Interpret data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in terms of their current significance and the theory underlying them, to assess their significance and place in context.
  • Present scientific material and arguments clearly and correctly, in writing and orally, to a range of audiences including peer-reviewed chemistry journals, seminars and colloquia.
  • Demonstrate computational, data-processing skills and electronic searching skills, relating to chemical information, data and the primary literature.

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate orally and in writing.
  • Apply information technology such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-logging and storage, web communication and chemical drawing packages.
  • Interact with other people and engage in team-working.
  • Plan and implement projects working towards a goal.
  •  Independently identify and undertake study needed for continuing professional development

 

 

Group of students working in laboratory
We encourage group working during our laboratory practicals.

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

Rhagolygon gyrfa

Graduate chemists have an array of career options. Many join the chemical industry, while others enter academia or government establishments. A number of graduates use the logical and practical training they have gained to enter marketing, sales, management or finance.
Scientific journalism, publishing and teaching are all realistic potential destinations. Equally, the specific skills gained in laboratories can provide a stepping stone to roles in the manufacturing industry.
Career destinations have included product development chemist, technical graduate, patent analyst, trainee accountant and quality control scientist.

Swyddi

  • Healthcare assistant
  • Trainee chemistry teacher
  • Health and safety assistant
  • Trainee accountant

Lleoliadau

All students on this course will undertake a one-semester research project within a Cardiff Chemistry research laboratory.

There are additional opportunities for students who are interested in a placement abroad or in industry to transfer to the BSc Chemistry with a Year in Industry, the BSc Chemistry with a Placement Year Abroad, the MChem Chemistry with a Year in Industry, or the MChem Chemistry with a Placement Year Abroad courses.

Finally, there are a variety of opportunities to undertake summer research projects in Cardiff under academic staff supervision.

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