Core modules include:
Introduction to Sustainability (10 credits)
This module provides an introduction to the philosophical framework of sustainability and green chemistry, using concepts such as green chemistry metrics and life cycle analysis.
Energy and Feedstocks (10 credits)
This module outlines the importance of materials in energy generation, storage and transport, and the challenges of identifying feedstock materials.
Sustainable Synthesis: Chemical Approaches (10 credits)
This module describes how sustainable synthesis can be achieved using modern (catalytic) chemical synthetic methods.
Sustainable Synthesis: Biological Approaches (10 credits)
This module outlines how sustainable synthesis can be achieved by enzymes and whole cells, both on their own and in combination with other synthetic methods.
Innovation and Technology Transfer (10 credits)
This module identifies the issues involved in taking forward cutting edge research into a business, considering factors such as innovation, intellectual property and management.
From Bench to the Bank (10 credits)
This module shows how entrepreneurship and sustainable chemistry may be applied in a commercial context.
Chemistry in-silico (10 credits)
This module introduces computer-aided molecular design with emphasis on the modelling methods used and their underlying theory.
Research Planning and Management (20 credits)
In this module, students will write a literature review and research plan in preparation for the Summer Research Project.
Sustainability in Action (10 credits)
In this module, invited lectures from industrial speakers will teach real examples of greener processes in the chemical industry.
Possible optional modules include:
- Advanced Structural Analysis (10 credits)
- Power Generation and Carbon Capture (10 credits)
- Renewable Energy Technologies (10 credits)
- Energy Efficiency for Sustainability (10 credits)
- Managing Projects (10 credits)
- Creative Problem Solving (10 credits)
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.