About the Ancillary Programme

During the first and second year, students must select to study one ancillary subject which is not a core Chemistry module.

All Year 1 and 2 Chemistry students, irrespective of their exact degree programme, must take an ancillary subject for credit. The ancillaries offered generally constitute around 50-60 teaching contact hours spread across the Autumn and Spring terms and have associated exams (typically at the start of the summer term) and/or coursework. Modules offered by Horizons, may span one or two terms. Further details are normally issued during induction at Welcome Week, and online for each ancillary course.

For students taking one of our "MSci Chemistry with..." degree programmes, the relevant ancillary forms a core/compulsory part of the programme. There may be further requirements associated with the choice of ancillary subject.

Horizons modules may be taken for credit (as an ancillary), or for extra credit (e.g. in addition to Medicinal Chemistry or Maths and Physics for Chemists). Ancillary modules offered by the Business School (available in Year 2, and in Year 3 in some cases) may be taken for credit, but cannot be taken for extra credit.

More details on each degree programme may be found in our latest Programme Specifications (2019-20). More information may also be found in the document Scheme for the Award of Honours 2021 - 2022‌.