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Organic Chemistry for Chemical Studies CHEM3027

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Chemistry
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Organic Chemistry course for students at level 3 of the BSc Chemical Studies degree programme.


Weekly: on average, 2 lectures (32 lectures in total) and one tutorial.

Requirements of Entry

Grade D3 or above in both Chemistry 2X and Chemistry 2Y


Examination (100%) : one 2-hour degree exam

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of the Organic Chemistry for Chemical Studies course is :

■ To lay the foundations of a broad-based knowledge and understanding of organic chemistry, appropriate to an aspiring chemistry graduate;

■ To promote independent and self-motivated study in organic chemistry;

■ To foster the skills required to solve organic chemistry related problems;

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate knowledge and general understanding of the central facts of modern organic chemistry; 

■ Solve problems of a numerical or logical nature in the context of this understanding;

■ Read and interpret scientific literature;

■ Work independently and take responsibility for their own learning. 

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.