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Accreditation of Chemistry Degree Programmes

  • 31 Jan 2017

Royal Society of Chemistry Accreditation

The Department of Chemistry has recently been given professional accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for its B.Sc. (Honours) degrees in Chemistry and Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds (CPC). 

One of the roles of the Royal Society of Chemistry is to establish and uphold standards of excellence in chemical education.  The RSC accreditation process involves a review of all aspects of each course by a panel of expert assessors; this review includes a site visit to inspect the facilities and meet both students and staff of the institution being reviewed.  The panel were particularly impressed by the spirited and informative discussions with a number of our undergraduates and were left in no doubt that our students not only obtained a first-rate education in chemistry but also enjoyed themselves in the process. Achieving RSC accreditation is an endorsement of the high quality of the chemistry degrees in UCC, in terms of the breadth and depth of the topics covered, their modes of delivery, and the training provided to students in all aspects of the chemical sciences, in particular the extensive laboratory skills imparted to the students.

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