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University of Bristol

Chemistry with Scientific Computing

UCAS Code: F131

Master of Science - MSci

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A*,A,A

Standard offer: A*AA including grade A in Chemistry and grade A in Mathematics Contextual offer: AAB including grade A in Chemistry and grade A in Mathematics Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in Chemistry and 12 credits in Maths and 15 credits at Merit. Not all level 3 mathematics modules are acceptable for our degree courses. Please contact the Enquiries team for further information.

Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Profile: Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Maths or equivalent) For more information, visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38-34

Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics

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

D*DD

D*DD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Chemistry and Mathematics

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

AAAAA If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry with Scientific Computing, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course.

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade.

UCAS Tariff

112-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Chemistry

Computer science

Do you love both chemistry and computing? There's no need to choose between them. Modern chemistry relies on the latest computer technologies to address global challenges facing the environment and human society. Our MSci Chemistry with Scientific Computing combines study of the structure and synthesis of matter with development of computational and data analysis skills. It creates a new kind of scientist – one with a firm foundation in chemistry, a sound appreciation of scientific computing and an understanding of what can be achieved by combining them.

The course offers a unique combination of units and projects, incorporating coding, machine learning and high-performance computing, as well as fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and applications in analytical, environmental, materials and theoretical chemistry.

Our MSci course is suited to you if you want to gain a solid foundation for a career in coding, scientific computing, the chemical industry or research. You will learn to design experiments, interpret results and apply computing skills to problems in chemistry. You will also take units in communications and mathematics and work on group projects, researching and addressing problems faced in different sectors.

The course builds toward an independent research project. You will collaborate with our leading academics and their research teams, who are experts in computing and in chemistry, to address a current problem in chemistry. For example you may consider global warming, antibiotic resistance or fundamental understanding of chemical reactions.

We are the UK’s only chemistry-based Centre for Excellence in Teaching in Learning, and are ranked third in the UK for chemistry research (Times Good University Guide 2019).

We have one of the biggest groups of computational chemists in the country. Units will be taught be taught by experts in fundamental chemistry, computational chemistry, scientific computing and research software engineering; the application of computing skills in chemistry will be emphasised throughout the chemistry units.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£24,700
per year
International
£24,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

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.

90%
high
Chemistry
69%
med
Computer science

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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
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

93%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
95%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Computer science

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
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

69%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
2%
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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
66%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
18%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

Computer science

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.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

75%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

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.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

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.

Computer science

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

£32k

£32k

£36k

£36k

£44k

£44k

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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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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