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This is a week long intensive chemistry course that applies the theory of chemistry to everyday products.


Study Fundamental Applied Chemistry- Chemistry Summer School at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This week long intensive chemistry course that applies the theory of chemistry to everyday products. It is designed to enlighten and inspire students, leading to an improved grade and attitude towards a highly demanding subject. The content revisits a number of difficult concepts that are covered in the CCEA curriculum.

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About this course

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  • The origins of Chemistry
  • Structure and Bonding
  • Functional Groups
  • Common chemical reactions
  • The mole and balancing equations
  • The chemistry of medicine


  • The application of bonding and chemical reactions
  • Preparation of a 10 minute power point presentation


  • Modern day living in the 21st century – the chemistry of hair gel, nappies and chocolate
  • Drawing chemical structures: Symyx Draw
  • CSI – Coleraine (Chemical Structure Identification)
  • Preparation of a personalised aqueous cream

LEARNING OUTCOMES -Successful students will be able to:


K1 Understand the different types of bonding that can occur and relate these to the different types of molecules and interactions that emerge.

K2 Identify the main chemical groups in organic chemistry

K3 Write correctly balanced chemical equations

K4 Recognise the significance of periodicity and the application of such


I1 Apply general chemical principles to specific pharmaceutical products

I2 Obtain and evaluate experimental results in a critical manner


P1 Carry out safely and effectively, as a member of a team and individually, laboratory based practical coursework covering different aspects of pharmaceutical science.

P2 Use common laboratory apparatus for measurement, containment and characterisation of chemical substances, taking account of COSSH regulations.

P3 Perform calculations correctly to allow for the production of an aqueous cream product.


T1 Recognise situation that can best be described through chemical understanding

T2 Prepare reports on chemical data including the use of a chemical drawing software to allow inclusion of specific chemical compounds.

You can receive academic creditfor your work - see fees information.



Coursework 1: Practical reports

Four written practical reports will be submitted immediately after each practical session before leaving class. Each practical report contains a number of related exercises which must be completed before coming into the laboratory. Practical reports contribute 60 % of the module mark.

Coursework 2: Preparation and oral presentation of a group report

Group preparation and oral presentation summarising the findings of the subject specific topic. Students will prepare the presentation in the morning workshop session and deliver the presentation in the afternoon symposium; both the teamwork (based on peer and self-assessment) and the product (oral presentation) will be assessed. Assessment of the oral presentation will contribute 75 % of this assessment with 25 % from the teams’ preparation. The oral assessment will consist of both group and individual assessment.

The group presentation will contribute 40 % of the overall module mark.

100 % Coursework


One week full time on Coleraine Campus.

Entry requirements

Students who have completed AS1 level chemistry and further education programmes in chemistry.

Start dates


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Price and payment

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Payment information

You must register and pay for this course online. There are two fees options:

  • £170 To attend the summer school and receive academic credit for the work
  • £100 To attend the summer school


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Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680