Physical Chemistry 3 (Half)

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physical Chemistry 3 (Half)

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Grade C3 or above in both Chemistry 2X and Chemistry 2Y

    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Short Description

    Physical Chemistry course for students at level 3 on joint programmes


    24 lectures at times to be arranged; average of 12 hours laboratory work per week, in afternoons over 3 weeks and an average of one tutorial every two weeks at 10.00 am

    Requirements of Entry

    Grade C3 or above in both Chemistry 2X and Chemistry 2Y


    Examination (85%); Laboratory (15%)

    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

    Course Aims

    To provide students with a broad scientific education at tertiary level and lay the foundations for a wide and rigorous treatment of various topics in physical chemistry, appropriate to an aspiring professional chemist.

    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

    By the end of the course students will be able to

    - demonstrate a knowledge and general understanding of the central facts and the experimental basis of various topics in modern physical chemistry

    - solve problems of a numerical or logical nature in physical chemistry

    - demonstrate practical skills in chemical techniques relating to physical chemistry

    - obtain information from written and electronic archived material and interpret this information

    Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

    Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.

    Students should normally participate in all laboratories and tutorials (minimum attendance 75%).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.