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Kingston University

UCAS Code: F100 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

Minimum of a grade C in A-Level Chemistry is required and at least one other Science subject at A2 such as Biology, Physics or Maths.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points in an appropriate subject. To include 18 Level 3 credits in Chemistry with minimum of 9 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 9 Level 3 credits at Merit.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include 5 in Chemistry and 4 in Biology plus English and Maths at Standard Level 5

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points to include a minimum of H3 in Chemistry and one other Science subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

BTEC Diploma in Applied Science (Chemistry) only must have merits in the following units: Unit 1 : "Principles and Applications in Science 1" Unit 5: "Principles and Applications in Science 2" Unit 13: "Applications of Inorganic Chemistry" Unit 14: "Applications of Organic Chemistry"

T Level

M

Minimum of Merit in T Level Science: including a minimum of a B in the Core component and a merit in the Occupational Specialism which must be either in laboratory sciences or metrology sciences.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

From a minimum of two A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies & Critical Thinking not accepted.

About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Chemistry

**Why choose Kingston**
- This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

- You’ll have the opportunity to have a one-year work placement. This will give you valuable experience and help prepare you for a career in chemistry.

- Kingston’s state-of-the-art laboratories include networked computers for each workspace, which are newly refurbished through a £6 million investment.

- Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

**About the course**
Do you want to be involved in making positive changes to the world? This could be the course for you. Chemistry affects every aspect of our lives, from clothing to medicines that help millions of people. It plays an integral part in solving global challenges, such as food security, plastic pollution, developing alternative energies, and synthesising new medicines and materials.

Chemistry at Kingston offers knowledge and skills relevant to industry, research, and teaching. You’ll gain practical skills in our laboratories, broaden your knowledge of environmental chemistry, and develop the academic and professional skills valued by employers.

Through optional modules, you can tailor this degree to your interests and career goals. An individual project enables you to investigate a chosen area in depth.

**Future Skills**
Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it.

**Career opportunities**
Graduates work in areas such as research and development, analytical chemistry and teaching.

Modules

Example modules

– Foundation Inorganic and Environmental Chemistry
– Advanced Analytical Science
– Organic and Medicinal Chemistry.

For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops and practical classes. Theory work is backed up by independent or group-based practical study.

Assessment typically comprises of exams and coursework, including practical exercises and in-course tests. Projects are assessed by practical work, presentation of results and a written report.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
Chemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
43%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation

The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Chemistry graduates are in demand from a wide range of industries, from the food, oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals to consultancy, technical analysis and teaching. They're also prized by business and finance employers for their research and data handling skills — anywhere there is research and data to be explained, you can find chemistry grads. If you want a career in research, you need a doctorate, so start planning now if you fancy one of these exciting and challenging jobs - but good students can usually get grants to take a doctorate, so don't worry about the financing if you think you have what it takes. The recession wasn’t too kind to chemists, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), but things are getting back to normal for this flexible group and it's one of the few degrees that is bucking the current trend and increasing graduate numbers.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Chemistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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