Explosive launch for new chemistry course

The University of Wolverhampton’s first pure chemistry degree in more than a decade is set to arrive with an explosive launch.

Demand for the subject has grown in recent years as student choice has become more focused, and so the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is to offer students a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from September 2014.

It is being offered to provide greater opportunity to study science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in the region and will give students the opportunity to study the main areas of chemistry, being organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry whilst also specialising in areas such as pharmaceutical, forensic or industrial chemistry.

New laboratories are currently being built and the Chemistry students will be amongst the first to have the opportunity to study in the University’s state-of-the-art Science Centre, the first phase of which opens in 2014.

It is aimed that graduates will fulfil the academic and professional requirements for associate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry and be ready for employment in the chemistry or related industry.  

And on Thursday, December 5, the return of the subject will be marked with a launch event at the Wolverhampton Arena Theatre from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

The evening will include a explosive display of chemical reactions called The Big Bangs Theory.

An event to mark the return of the subject is being organised to take place in the first week of December.

Derek Walton, Associate Dean of the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, said: “There has been a real surge of interest in chemistry and it provides a huge range of career opportunities for students, as well as being a fascinating subject at the core of science.”

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