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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.

Applications are closed as this course has now started. If you have a conditional offer based on completing this course then please contact us at

This course will be delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

Starts Wednesday 1 July, Wednesdays for six weeks, 9.30am-4.30pm.

This course is delivered through a combination of live elements and pre-recorded material. Tutor support will be available throughout the specified weekly times.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please let us know by emailing

Where you study

This course is delivered online.

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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

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform.

Applicants are expected to have attained Grade C / 4 in GCSE or equivalent in science.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or equivalent.



2020/21 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Wednesday 1 July, Wednesdays for six weeks, 9.30am-4.30pm