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Exploring everyday chemistry

The organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport.

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Four weeks The latest taught course has already taken place, but you can still take a self-guided version. Simply sign up 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.

Assessments (and subsequent certificates) are optional and carry a fee, with the exception of people with a York username for whom they are free.

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