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University of Bath

Chemistry (with Study Abroad)

UCAS Code: F107

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

We prefer students with a range of maths- and science-based subjects, and your typical offer depends on how many of these subjects you study in your A level subjects. If you study Chemistry and at least two other maths or science subjects: AAB in three A levels including A in Chemistry and two other science or mathematics subjects. If you study Chemistry and only one other maths or science subject: AAA in three A levels including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. If you study four or more subjects and could meet either set of requirements, our typical offer will normally be the lower of the two (AAB). If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative offer: ABB or AAB Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. Like our typical offer, the grades required by an alternative offer depend on the number of science and mathematics subjects you are studying. If you study Chemistry and at least two other maths or science subjects: ABB in three A levels including A in Chemistry and two other science or mathematics subjects plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics (except if you are studying an A level in that subject) grade B in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Mathematics If you study Chemistry and only one other maths or science subject: AAB in three A levels including A in Chemistry and B in one other science or mathematics subject plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics (except if you are studying an A level in that subject) Or alternatively, AAB in three A levels including A in Chemistry plus one of: grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you study four or more subjects and could meet both the AAB and ABB set of requirements, our typical alternative offer will normally be the lower of the two (ABB).

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 12 credits in Chemistry units achieved at Distinction (including units in both Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, but excluding Biochemistry) and a further 12 credits in Mathematics, Physics or Biology units achieved at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, M1 or D3, D3, D3 We prefer students with a range of maths and science-based subjects, and your typical offer depends on how many of these subjects you study in your principal subjects. If you study Chemistry and at least two other maths or science subjects: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry and two other science or mathematics subjects. If you study Chemistry and only one other maths or science subject: D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Chemistry and one other science or mathematics subject. If you study four or more subjects and could meet either set of requirements, our typical offer will normally be the lower of the two (D3, D3, M1). Alternative offer: D3, M1, M1 or D3, D3, M1 Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. Like our typical offer, the grades required by an alternative offer depend on the number of science and mathematics subjects you are studying. If you study Chemistry and at least two other maths or science subjects: D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry and two other science or mathematics subjects plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Mathematics If you study Chemistry and only one other maths or science subject: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry and M1 in one other science or mathematics subject plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification Or alternatively: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry plus one of: grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you study four or more subjects and could meet both the D3, D3, M1 and D3, M1, M1 set of requirements, our typical alternative offer will normally be the lower of the two (D3, D3, M1). You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our website.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry and 5 in a second science or mathematics course. We accept either HL Mathematics course and Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences as a second science or mathematics subject for this degree. We cannot accept Standard Level Chemistry for this course. If you are not studying a second science or mathematics subject at Higher Level and you are taking it at Standard Level we may be able to consider you. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 5, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus 7 in the Standard Level subject. Standard Level Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations cannot be accepted as a second science or mathematics subject.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Applied Science. You must be studying the following units as part of your BTEC qualification: Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Industrial Chemical Reactions, Chemical Periodicity and its Applications, Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry. We prefer you to have also studied: Mathematical Calculations for Science, Energy Changes Sources and Applications, and Practical Chemical Analysis.

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

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Applied Science. You must be studying the following units as part of your BTEC qualification: Applications of Organic Chemistry, Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Industrial Chemical Reactions. We prefer you to have also studied Practical Chemical Analysis.

Scottish Higher

A,A

AA or AB in Advanced Highers If you study Chemistry and a second science or mathematics subject: AB in two Advanced Highers including A in Chemistry and a second science or mathematics subject. If Chemistry is your only science or mathematics Advanced Higher: AA in two Advanced Highers including Chemistry. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAAAB in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

66-144

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Chemistry

Develop practical and theoretical skills across all areas of chemistry, ready to tackle major challenges and leading to a range of careers.

As a chemist, you can move seamlessly between areas such as sustainable chemistry, drug development and materials. This course has the broadest range of subjects of all our chemistry courses.

In the first two years, you’ll study a broad introduction to all areas of chemistry, where you’ll gain the practical and theoretical skills needed to design experiments and test hypotheses. This includes understanding the theories of chemical behaviour and how they are applied. You will also develop skills in experimental chemistry and in designing experiments to test hypotheses.

You can specialise in a particular field in later years through optional units and a final year project. You’ll draw upon the expertise of academics in the Department and could even contribute to the world-leading research being carried out. There will also be opportunities for you to put your chemistry knowledge into practice in research laboratories and other professional environments outside the University.

All of our chemistry degrees have the same core units in the first year which gives you the flexibility to switch courses.

If you want a more in-depth study experience, you could consider applying for our MChem Chemistry course.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Chemistry

TEF rating:
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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.

91%
high
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

89%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Business, research and administrative professionals
15%
Natural and social science professionals
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

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.

Physical sciences

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

£24k

£24k

£32k

£32k

£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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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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