Chemistry at Kent

Chemistry at Kent

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University of Kent

Chemistry at Kent is distinctive; our modules are designed to equip students with a solid foundation of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and are taught within contextual frameworks of important contemporary issues. These include: medicinal (drug chemistry), computational chemistry, fires, explosions and disasters and forensic chemistry. Students are therefore able to appreciate the application of chemistry within these areas.

What’s it all about?
This course is designed to give you hands-on experience in organic synthesis, coordination chemistry and several analytical techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) infrared (IR) and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy. It is focused on current cutting edge research carried out within our School of Physical Sciences. This course will; allow you to develop laboratory and analytical skills, team work, give an insight into the world of academic research and university life as well as the many options in academia and industry awaiting you after a Chemistry degree.

What will I be doing?
A truly immersive experience, this course will introduce what studying chemistry is like within the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent. You will experience lectures from current research active members of staff on their research and the degree programmes along with an overview of the possible career options for you, including information on our year in industry programme. You will also experience hands on individual and small group work in a laboratory environment, analytical techniques and problem solving activities.

Would this course suit me?
This course is suitable for anyone with a passion for chemistry and studying the subject at A-level. If you are interested in organic/inorganic chemistry, physical/analytical chemistry, medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry or forensic chemistry then this course is for you. 

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Course dates: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 14:00 to Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 12:00
(3 nights residential)