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Exploring everyday chemistry

Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport from one of the UK's leading universities.

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Four weeks   The taught course for 2020 has already taken place, but you can still take a self-guided version. Simply register to start.  Chemistry
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An insightful look into everyday chemistry and the chance to engage with one of the most highly rated chemistry departments in the UK. Topics include searching for new antibiotics, how to make the most delicious coffee and designing performance-enhancing sportswear.

This course is for anyone interested in finding out more about chemistry. It's particularly useful for sixth-form students looking to study chemistry at higher education level. It could be used as an alternative to completing a chemistry-related Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and used as supporting evidence in your UCAS personal statement.

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