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Chemistry

Entry requirements


104 - 112 UCAS points at A2 including Chemistry grade C

104 - 112 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits of Chemistry at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL5 Chemistry

104 - 112 UCAS points including Chemistry grade A1 or H1

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

D*D-D*D*

BTEC Applied Science including the following units at Distinction: 1 Principles and Applications of Science I 2 Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques 5 Principles and Applications of Science II 13 Applications of Inorganic Chemistry 14 Applications of Organic Chemistry

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

DMM

BTEC Applied Science including the following units at Distinction: 1 Principles and Applications of Science I 2 Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques 5 Principles and Applications of Science II 13 Applications of Inorganic Chemistry 14 Applications of Organic Chemistry

104 - 112 UCAS points including Chemistry grade C

T Level

M

including Chemistry

UCAS Tariff

104-112

to include Chemistry. Our typical offer is 104 - 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

5 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2024

Subject

Chemistry

**Course Overview**

The MChem – professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) – is now the established mainstream route to becoming a professional chemist in the UK.

**Why study with us**

- With state-of-the-art facilities, we’re proud to offer an unparalleled learning experience. With us, you'll get both the theory and practical abilities you’ll need to become a skilful chemist.

- Option to undertake a 48-week sandwich placement in industry between your second and third years.

- You’ll get an insight into ‘green chemistry’ and how the chemical industry is adopting revolutionary processes which are more environmentally friendly.

**What you’ll do**

- You’ll gain hands-on skills in our fantastic facilities, including advanced analytical instruments such as mass spectrometers, X-ray diffractometers, electron microscopes and more.

- This is a unique degree – as well as offering a solid lab-based foundation in the traditional aspects of Chemistry, you’ll also explore cutting-edge specialist fields such as drug design and development, nanotechnology and the recent adoption of sustainable chemicals manufacture which has given rise to ‘green chemistry.’

- You’ll benefit from our chemistry-based research focused on materials chemistry within our Centre for Smart Materials, providing a focus for study in your third year.

**Accreditations**

- This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. RSC are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists with a worldwide community.

**Future careers**

You’ll graduate with a widely-respected qualification that major employers of chemists – and the Royal Society of Chemistry – are looking for.

Modules

Please visit The University of Central Lancashire’s website for the latest information about our modules.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
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:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Chemistry

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Natural and social science professionals
13%
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.

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£22k

£25k

£25k

£24k

£24k

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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