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Short courses

Course overview

This course helps you into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Teesside University that includes level 3 chemistry as an entry requirement. You study atoms and molecules, bonding and chemical reactions, quantitative chemistry and basic organic chemistry. You learn through a combination of lectures and practical laboratory sessions.

Summer University 2019 has now finished. We will be running a range of short courses as part of Winter University in January 2020. Our Winter University 2020 brochure will be available in November - please register your details here if you would like to receive a brochure when it is available.

Where you study

Middlesbrough campus

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Course details

What you study

Key chemical Concepts
- Atomic structure and the Periodic Table, electron configurations related to periodic properties.
- Chemical Bonding
- Acids, Bases and calculation of pH values using [H+] concentrations
- Le Chatelier’s principle.

- Definition of the property of Enthalpy and related calculations using Formation Enthalpies and Hess‘s Law

Organic Chemistry
- Organic compounds: structure, nomenclature and structural isomerism
- Polymerisation reactions: addition & condensation reactions

Inorganic Chemistry
- Redox reactions and oxidation states
- Chemistry of the main block

How you are assessed

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided by five tutor marked assessments for the student to complete and submit for marking. The formative assessments provide students with an opportunity to receive feedback and prepare for the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment: Written Examination (100%). The examination will consist of a series of short answer question that will cover the theoretical aspects of the module


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Prerequisite: GCSE mathematics or equivalent



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00