Physical Chemistry 4H (Half) CHEM4015

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Chemistry
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course covers various aspects of Physical Chemistry for level 4 students on joint degree programmes.


  16 lectures and 5 tutorials at times to be arranged

Requirements of Entry

Normally grade D3 or above in Inorganic Chemistry 3 (half), Organic Chemistry 3 (half) and Physical Chemistry 3 (half).


  Three-hour examination

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

  To provide students with a broad scientific education at tertiary level, together with a wide and rigorous treatment of selected topics in physical chemistry, appropriate for an aspiring professional chemist.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

  Students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and broad understanding of the central facts and the experimental basis of advanced selected topics in modern physical chemistry. They should be able to solve problems of a numerical or logical nature in the context of this understanding. In addition students will be expected to obtain information from written and electronic archived material, to interpret critically this information and show ability in both written and oral skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

  Not applicable