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Chemistry (includes Medicinal/Sustainable/Biophysical) (CHS2)

Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ, Credits 240)
Academic Year 2024/2025
Sustainable Development Goals
Duration:
4 Year(s)
Next Intake:
2024/2025 September
General Entry Requirements (A-Level)

ABB / BBBD /
BBB + D AS Level

General Entry Requirements (IB)

29

Subject Requirements (Laboratory Science)

GCSE A / A Level D

(or AS Level C)
IB SL 6 / HL 4

Subject Requirements (Mathematics)

GCSE A / A Level D

(or AS Level C)
IB SL 6 / HL 4

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
Visit the UCD Global Undergraduate Entry Requirements webpage.

Curricular information is subject to change.

Science Common Entry: Chemistry Stream

Science is a common entry course, leading to a BSc degree in one of 22 degree subjects. All degree subjects are organised into a number of thematic streams. The Chemistry stream includes the following degree subjects:

Degree Subjects:

Students interested in Chemistry and Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences can study both streams in First Year.

Choosing your Degree Major

In general, students have to decide on one stream to pursue in second year and will study two or more degree subjects from that stream. Limited degree subjects between different streams can be studied in second year. They must be compatible from a content and timetable perspective, such as Mathematics and Physics and a list is not available as it can change each year. At the end of second year, students choose their degree major. Assuming students meet all the academic requirements in first and second year, students are guaranteed a degree subject from the stream they are studying in second year. We do our best to ensure that students go on to study their top degree subject choice. As we offer plenty of degree subjects in each stream, students have a number of similar degree subjects to choose from as their degree major.

About this Course

Below is a list of all modules offered for this degree in the current academic year. Click on the module to discover what you will learn in the module, how you will learn and assessment feedback profile amongst other information.

Incoming Stage 1 undergraduates can usually select an Elective in the Spring Trimester. Most continuing undergraduate students can select up to two Elective modules (10 Credits) per stage. There is also the possibility to take up to 10 extra Elective credits.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
SCI10010 Principles of Scientific Enquiry Autumn

5

CHEM10050 Basis of Organic and Biological Chemistry Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options
     
ACM10080 Introduction to Applied and Computational Mathematics Autumn

5

BIOL00010 Fundamentals of Biology Autumn

5

BIOL10130 Biology in Action Autumn

5

BIOL10140 Life on Earth Autumn

5

CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry Autumn

5

CHEM10040 The Molecular World Autumn

5

CHEM20100 Basis of Inorganic Chemistry Autumn

5

COMP10010 Introduction to Programming I Autumn

5

COMP10290 Computation for Scientists Autumn

5

MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics Autumn

5

MATH10040 Numbers & Functions Autumn

5

MATH10310 Calculus for Science Autumn

5

MATH10350 Calculus in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Autumn

5

PHIL10160 Critical Thinking Autumn

5

PHYC10050 Astronomy & Space Science Autumn

5

PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics Autumn

5

PHYC10210 Quanta, Particles & Relativity Autumn

5

PHYC10250 Thermal Physics and Materials Autumn

5

STAT10010 Research Methods Autumn

5

GEOL10050 Earth and Humanity Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

GEOL10060 Introduction to Earth Sciences Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

STAT10050 Practical Statistics Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ACM10060 Applications of Differential Equations Spring

5

ACM10090 Climate Change:Causes & Consequences Spring

5

BIOL10110 Cell Biology & Genetics Spring

5

BMOL10030 Biomedical Sciences: Understanding Human Disease. Spring

5

CHEM10100 Aspects of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Spring

5

CHEM20140 Introductory Transition Metal Chemistry Spring

5

COMP10020 Introduction to Programming II Spring

5

COMP10060 Computer Science for Engineers I Spring

5

GEOL10020 Earth Science and Materials Spring

5

GEOL10030 Field Geology, Level 1 Spring

5

GEOL10040 Earth, Environment and Society Spring

5

MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science Spring

5

MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis Spring

5

MATH10340 Linear Algebra in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Spring

5

MATH10410 Mathematics & Science Education & Communication Spring

5

PHYC10080 Frontiers of Physics Spring

5

STAT10060 Statistical Modelling Spring

5

Graduates work in a number of areas, depending on their degree subject. Each degree equips students with a particular skillset that may be applied to one or more industries.

For example, graduates from the Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences and Chemistry Streams often work in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Chemical Industry in different roles.

The following advice is for Non-EU applicants. For Irish/EU/UK students, please apply via MyUCD.

The following entry route(s) are available:
 
Science: Chemistry (includes Medicinal/Sustainable/Biophysical) Stream (CHS2)
Undergraduate Degree (Non EU)
Entry in Sep 2024
Full Time - 4 Year(s) Apply from Oct 2023 Apply

By studying an undergraduate degree in the Science programme, you will be joining a global community of scientists and will be taught by world-class researchers at the forefront of research 

in one of the most innovative and diverse programmes in Ireland, encompassing biology, sustainability, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics and computer science. Faculty who teach on the Science programme draw on their research to provide an inclusive and equitable education for scientists who will be leaders and innovators in a range of industries and research institutes working towards a sustainable and equitable future. 

The curriculum is informed by the following research:

  • Exploring and understanding the processes that drive and can mitigate and enable adaptation to global change from evolutionary, environmental and social perspectives at levels ranging from molecular and genetic to individual, ecosystem and landscape

  • Translating fundamental discoveries to a greater understanding of health and disease, with the ultimate aim of informing novel drug discovery

  • Performing fundamental and applied research with a focus on current societal challenges including the energy transition, environmental change, geohazards and access to natural resources

The College of Science offers a range of degree subjects within the Science and Sustainability common entry courses that embed sustainability principles and are working towards the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

SDG

  • Good Health and Well-being (SGD 3)

  • Quality Education (SDG 4)

  • Affordable and Clean Energy (SGD 7)

  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities (SGD 11)

  • Responsible Consumption and Production (SGD 12)

  • Life Below Water (SDG 14)

  • Life on Land (SDG 15)

The programmes at UCD are designed to equip students with the best education in their chosen field, while at the same time embedding the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) in their education where most relevant.

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Chemistry (includes Medicinal/Sustainable/Biophysical) (CHS2)

Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ, Credits 240)