Discovering Science Program
Learn about the extraordinary world of everyday chemistry, and earn 10 credits from the University of Leeds
The Discovering Science program consists of five short online courses. Each course looks at how chemistry plays an important role in our everyday lives, by exploring topics such as advances in modern medicine, food, climate, and household products.
Through case studies and discussions, explore how research is responsible for significant scientific developments. Take a look at science in action, and find out more about what the future holds for scientific discoveries.
Each course includes exercises for you to complete which will allow you to practise your science writing skills for blog posts, press releases, interview questions and video scripts.
Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, the five courses can be taken in any order. However, it is recommended that you join the Discovering Science: Science Writing course first, as this will help you make the most of the science writing activities in each of the topic courses. The science writing course will be open throughout the program so you can join it at any time.
This program provides a flexible way to enhance your understanding of chemistry principles, whilst continuing your professional development (CPD).
When you complete all five courses in the program and obtain a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will be eligible to join a final assessment course that leads to the award of 10 credits from the University of Leeds.