BSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
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Two major problems are facing industrialised society. How do we maintain our standards of living without, ﬁrstly, using non-renewable resources as sources of energy and as raw materials for manufacturing industries and, secondly, compromising our local and global environment?
Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry will be central to solving these problems. This discipline, which draws from all branches of chemistry, will enable us to produce the materials and energy we use through ways that minimise the impact on the environment. Furthermore, it will be crucial in developing a variety of resources (solar power, biofuel synthesis, fuel cells, etc.) for use in renewable energy generation. The degree is suitable for students who have an interest in the use of chemistry in tackling these urgent problems.
This is a sample pathway for a degree in Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry.
Timetables & Assessment
Each student will have their own timetable based on their individual module selection. This is a full time course and classes may include lectures, practicals and tutorials, depending on the subjects. Students will also be expected to study independently (autonomous student learning). Assessment varies with each module but may comprise continuous assessment of practicals, written exams and online learning activities.
Students may apply to spend time studying at the following universities:
Apart from the disciplines that are available to graduates with a BSc in Chemistry, graduates in Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry will be particularly suited to employment in the environmental and emerging energy industries, including:
Graduates can also pursue a range of MSc or PhD opportunities in Ireland or abroad.
“This degree is very applicable in industry as legislation is being introduced that holds industries accountable for the waste they produce. This degree investigates how Chemistry can be used to tackle issues such as global warming, acid rain, water pollution and ozone layer depletion. During my final year, I had the opportunity to carry out research with Dr Tony Keene’s research group. This allowed me to hone the techniques I learned in the lab throughout my first three years, as well as giving me a flavour of what postgraduate research involves. After graduating, I moved to London to complete a Research Masters in Green Chemistry and Sustainability at Imperial College London.”
Eimear Madden, Graduate
Professor James Sullivan
UCD School of Chemistry
Belfield, Dublin 4