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Senior Sophister Chemistry

Course Coordinator: Prof. Thorri Gunnlaugsson

Senior Sophister:

  • Group I: (55 ECTS)
  • Group II: (5 ECTS)
  • Total: (60 ECTS)
  • Details of projects abroad from Prof. Yurii Gun'ko

SS Course Handbook (2016/17)

Calendar regulations and information on moderatorships

Presentation slides on SS Project (2016-17)

FAQs on project write-up

Absence Forms: Med cert. / Self-cert.


Module CH4119 (25 ECTS) Chemistry Research and Data Analysis

In the final year the practical class consists of a full time research project, during Semester 1, working with one of the research groups in the School of Chemistry and under the direct supervision of a member of staff of the School or at an academic or industrial laboratory in Ireland or abroad. The project accounts for 20 credits and the results you obtain for your project will be combined with the mark you obtain in the problem-solving paper in your annual exams. The problem-solving paper is based on self-directed learning to develop a mature understanding of the fundamental chemical topics introduced over the entire period of the Moderatorship programme.


Module CH4104 (5 ECTS) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I

Unit Number Course Title Lecturer
CH4015 Advanced Inorganic Materials Chemistry Y. Gunk'o
CH4016 Characterisation Techniques in Bioinorganic Chemistry A. McDonald


Module CH4105 (5 ECTS) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II

Unit Number Course Title Lecturer
CH4004 Heavy Transition Metals S.M. Draper and R. Baker
CH4011 Advanced Coordination Chemistry W. Schmitt


Module CH4106 (5 ECTS) Advanced Physical Chemistry I

Unit Number Course Title Lecturer
CH4006 Photochemistry R. Evans
  Advanced Physical Chemistry M.E. Bridge/M.E.G. Lyons


Module CH4107 (5 ECTS) Advanced Physical Chemistry II

Unit Number Course Title Lecturer
CH4007 Quantum Chemistry P.E. Colavita
CH4009 Solid State G. Watson


Module CH4112 (5 ECTS) Advanced Organic Transformations I

Module Code Course Title Lecturer
CH4112 Advanced Organic Transformations I M. O. Senge, T. Gunnlaugsson and E. Scanlan


Module CH4113 (5 ECTS) Advanced Organic Transformations II

Module Code Course Title Lecturer
CH4113 Advanced Organic Transformations II M.O. Senge and J. M. Southern


Module CH4108 (5 ECTS) Option Module

In this module students select four advanced option topics from the list below::

Unit Number Course Title Lecturer
CH4022 Matter Transport in Solids J. Corish
CH4023 Quantum Chemistry D.A. Morton-Blake
CH4024 Heterogeneous Catalysis G. Watson
CH4025 Supramolecular Chemistry T. Gunnlaugsson
CH4027 Topics in Structural Chemistry Y Gun'ko
CH4030 Statistical Thermodynamics M.E. Bridge
CH4031 Organic Synthetic Methods II M. Southern
CH4034 DNA Structure and Drug-DNA Complexes J.M. Kelly
CH4036 Chemical Biology M. O. Senge
CH4037 Electrochemical Biosensors M.E.G. Lyons
CH4063 Introduction to Static and Dynamic Atomistic Simulation D.A. MacDónaill/J. Corish
CH4080 Molecular Informatics D.A. MacDónaill


Last updated 25 April 2017 by School of Chemistry (Email).