Chemistry and the Environment - CHEM3710

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) Aaron Berko checkmark-circle


This module will provide an initial look into chemistry and the environment, introducing important concepts such as pollution and climate change. The effects of chemical disasters will also be considered. Additionally, this module will begin to provide students with the wider skills necessary to study chemistry at university.


Contact hours

Private Study: 124
Contact Hours: 26
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Online Quiz (1 hour) – 10%
• Assessed Worksheet (4 hours) – 35%
• Presentation (2 hours) – 20%
• Written Exercise (4 hours) – 35%

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of core and foundation scientific chemical and physical concepts, terminology, theory, units, conventions and methods in relation to chemistry and the environment;
2. Understand elementary areas of chemistry including related to the environment, pollution, climate change, chemical disasters;
3. Appreciate developments at the forefront of some areas of chemical sciences;
4. Demonstrate a rudimentary ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject and to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems;
5. Demonstrate an ability to recognise and analyse problems and plan strategies for their solution by the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information and data;
6. Demonstrate fundamental skills in essay writing and presenting scientific material and arguments clearly and correctly to a range of audiences.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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