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Degree in Chemistry by the University of A Coruña

2019/2020 · 240 credits

What you learn

In this degree, students will acquire a solid and balanced base of theoretical-practical chemical knowledge, including the research of structures and mechanisms of chemical transformations and the synthesis of new species or substances. They will learn to solve chemical problems effectively by developing constructive thinking and working collaboratively. Likewise, they will develop the necessary skills and abilities to apply the knowledge acquired to solve scientific-technical work and present a critical scientific opinion both in the official languages of our community and in English. Students who take this course will be trained to integrate into the working market in any of the fields related to the qualification. Finally, they will appreciate the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socioeconomic and cultural progress of society.

Complete study skills

Professional and academic career

Las posibilidades de empleo de los químicos son muy amplias, pudiéndose encontrar titulados en cualquier sector y en multitud de puestos. La Química se considera una de los títulos que en la actualidad tiene un potencial de inserción laboral alto. Alguno de los posibles puestos de trabajo donde típicamente se encuentran químicos son:

  • Industrias farmacéutica, alimentaria, electrónica, de plásticos, de fibras sintéticas, de caucho, etc.
  • Industria de perfumería, cosmética y productos de higiene personal y para limpieza.
  • Explotación industrial racional y sostenible de los recursos naturales (petroquímicas, siderúrgicas, metalúrgicas, madereras, papeleras, cementeras, cerámicas, etc.).
  • Productos auxiliares para la industria (disolventes, aditivos, catalizadores, lubricantes, pinturas, etc.).
  • Industria agroquímica (fertilizantes, plaguicidas, etc.).
  • Productos radioquímicos.
  • Investigación.
  • Enseñanza de Química y de Ciencias en general.
  • Análisis químicos e clínicos
  • Policía científica. Química Forense.
  • Química biológica, genómica y proteómica.
  • Control de Calidad, auditoría y acreditación.
  • Control, gestión, evaluación y auditoría ambiental.
  • Proyección, instalación, dirección, gestión y control de laboratorios y plantas.
  • Tratamiento, almacenaje y/o eliminación de residuos.Potabilización del agua.
  • Transporte de mercancías peligrosas.

Professional and academic career

There are many job opportunities for chemists, with chemists being found in any sector and in a multitude of posts. Chemistry is considered one of the qualifications which currently has a high working potential. Some of the possible workplaces where chemists may be found are:

  • Pharmaceutical, food, electronic, plastics, synthetic fibres and rubber industry etc.
  • Perfume industry, cosmetics industry and personal hygiene products and cleaning.
  • Rational and sustainable industrial use of natural resources (petrochemistry, iron and steel, metallurgical, wood industry, paper industry, cement industry, ceramics etc.).
  • Auxiliary products for the industry (solvents, additives, catalysts, lubricants, paints, etc.).
  • Agrochemical industry (fertiliser, pesticides etc.).
  • Radiochemical products.
  • Research.
  • Teaching Chemistry and Science in general.
  • Chemical and clinical analysis.
  • Scientific policy.
  • Forensic Chemistry.
  • Biological chemistry, genomics and proteomics.
  • Quality control, auditing and accreditation.
  • Control, management, evaluation and environmental audit.
  • Planning, installation, management and control of laboratories and plants.
  • Treatment, storage and/or waste disposal.
  • Treatment and purification of water.
  • Transport of dangerous goods.
  • Prevention of Occupational Risks and Industrial Hygiene.
  • Administration, in positions of professional competence and aademic level.
  • Scientific-technical consultancy.
  • Marketing and technical assistance for the client, buyer or product/equipment user etc.

Planning for teaching

This study has teaching guide
You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Mathematics 1 Core 1st 6 ECTS
Physics 1 Core 1st 6 ECTS
Biology Core 1st 6 ECTS
General Chemistry 1 Core 1st 6 ECTS
Chemistry Laboratory 1 Core 1st 6 ECTS
Mathematics 2 Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Physics 2 Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Geology Core 2nd 6 ECTS
General Chemistry 2 Core 2nd 6 ECTS
General Chemistry 3 Core 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Analytical Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Physical Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Inorganic Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Organic Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Chemistry, Information and Society Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Analytical Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Physical Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Inorganic Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Organic Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Chemistry Laboratory 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Physical Chemistry 3 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Inorganic Chemistry 3 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Intermediate Organic Chemistry Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Chemical Engineering Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Experimental Physical Chemistry Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Inorganic Chemistry 4 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Experimental Organic Chemistry Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Internships 1 Optional annual 4.5 ECTS
Internships 2 Optional annual 4.5 ECTS
Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Physical Chemistry Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Organic Chemistry Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Materials Science Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Design, Elaboration and Management of Chemistry Projects Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Environment and Quality Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Laboratory Automation Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Industrial Chemistry Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Medicinal Chemistry Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Chemical Technology Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Final Year Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 15 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)

Teachers

The study is taught by teachers from the departments of: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences and Psychology

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.