Chemistry 1 University Of Glasgow

Chemistry 1 University Of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is a registered Scottish charity: Registration Number SC004401

Chemistry 1 CHEM1001

  • Academic Session: 2016-17
  • School: School of Chemistry
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

A course covering the fundamentals of chemical theory and practical laboratory skills.


22 weeks of four or five lectures per week at 10.00 am or 3.00 pm; weekly laboratory (3 hours) starting at either 10.00 am or 2.00 pm; workshops and tutorials as arranged at normal lecture times.

Requirements of Entry

Normally at least Higher Chemistry at grade B or equivalent.

Chemistry 1 University Of Glasgow

Excluded Courses

Science Fundamentals 1X/Y


One 2-hour examination (50%), December examination (30%), practical mark (10%), assessments (10%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Laboratories cannot be reassessed

Chemistry 1 University Of Glasgow

Course Aims

To broaden students’ knowledge of the facts, theories, concepts, applications, development and importance of chemistry; to enhance skills in – handling numbers, units, equations, diagrams and abstract ideas; analysing data; prioritising information; making deductions; taking decisions; making and justifying proposals; and in communicating and reporting clearly; to provide a sound basis for those students who may decide to proceed to Honours in Chemistry or a related science; to encourage interest in the subject and its interaction with other sciences; to give experience in the safe and accurate handling of chemical substances and apparatus; to encourage development of learning strategies.