Adventures in Chemistry
On this course you will cover all major sub-disciplines of chemistry, from organic chemistry to the analysis of drug samples.
Would you like hands-on experience, carrying out preparative and analytical techniques at the cutting edge of modern chemistry?
Chemistry is at the heart of science and having a flair for it makes you part of a select group of individuals much needed by industry. From materials to medicines, nanotechnology to alternative energy, it underpins the technology that we take for granted and offers diverse career opportunities, for example in the chemical, pharmaceutical, agrochemical, forensic and biotechnology industries. Studying Chemistry also prepares you for further research, for a career in teaching, or even in non-scientific employment areas such as in sales and marketing, and patent law.
On this course you will cover all major sub-disciplines of chemistry, from organic chemistry to the analysis of drug samples. You will learn through laboratory-based classes followed by guided data analysis and interpretation to extend your knowledge and skills base.
The course will cover:
- Organic chemistry techniques: the Diels-Alder reaction of hexadien-1-ol with maleic anhydride and structural determination of the product by FTIR, 1H-NMR and 2D-NMR.
- Inorganic synthesis techniques: preparation and structural characterization of complexes using a medically and catalytically relevant metal.
- Physical chemistry: determination of critical micelle concentration (CMC) by conductance measurements
- Analytical chemistry techniques: Identification and quantification of components in Sudafed by LC-UV and LC-MS and GC-MS identification of illicit drugs.
This course is ideal for students who have completed one year of a chemistry-related undergraduate degree. You should also have the required English language skills.
Location: Clifton Campus
Starting: 8 July 2019
Course Duration: Two weeks
Credits: 10 UK / 5 ECTS
Early bird discount applies to students who pay their tuition fee before 31st March 2019:
Early bird discount fee
If you are interested in booking as a group of 10 or more, please contact us for more information and package prices.
Application deadline 1st June 2019
- Full social and evening events programme, supported by NTU student buddies
- At least one weekend visit to one UK city or other attraction (maximum of three trips available for those on the four-week programme)
- NEW for 2019 - English Conversation Cafe
- NEW for 2019 - An end of course ‘Summer School Showcase’ at which student work is exhibited to NTU students, staff and summer school students
- Access to NTU’s Global Lounges and services, including a free international lunch and week-day refreshments
- An Employability / Alumni session
- A GSS T-shirt
- Certificate of completion and a transcript of results
How to Book
Please download and complete the application form, and email it to the Global Summer School team:
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