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Chemistry

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Biology or Chemistry at grade B or above required

Relevant subject required with grade merit in all level 3 Biology / Chemistry units

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

D*D*

Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above

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

DMM

Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above

Including Biology / Chemistry at grade H2 or above

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Chemistry

Our BSc Chemistry course will give you an in-depth understanding of the fundamental studies of structures, properties and reactions relating to chemistry.

Throughout the course you will gain strong analytical and practical skills while covering aspects of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. You will also gain extensive laboratory training, enhancing your employability.

You could also choose to extend your degree by a year to get some hands-on experience in industry. This industrial research year would give you the practical skills that employers seek, giving you a competitive edge upon graduation.

Modules

Year 1: Professional Practice in Science (Mental Wealth) (Core), Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (Core), Mathematics for Scientists (Core), Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (Core), Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry (Core), Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (Core), Level 4 Short Work Placement (Optional)

Year 2: Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry (Core), Topics in Environmental and Green Chemistry (Core), Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (Core), Research & Career Development - Mental Wealth (Core), Organic Mechanisms of Synthesis (Core), Topics in Physical Chemistry (Core), Level 5 Short Work Placement (Optional), Year Long Placement (Sandwich Year) (Optional)

Year 3: Natural Products and Discovery (Core), Application of Analytical Techniques in Pharmaceutical Quality Control (Core), Research Project and Career Enhancement Portfolio (Mental Wealth) (Core), Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (Core), Bioinorganic Chemistry (Core), Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics (Optional), Medicinal Chemistry (Optional), Level 6 Short Work Placement (Optional)

For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in practical work and theory. In most modules the module mark is derived from both coursework (e.g. laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations) and from written theory examination at the end of the year. Some modules also include laboratory practical exams.

Year 1 - 50% Portfolio/Coursework, 33% Laboratory/Practical/ICT, 17% Case Study/PBL
Year 2 - 50% Portfolio/Coursework, 30% Case Study/PBL, 20% Written Exam/Timed Assessment
Year 3 - 42% Written Exam/Timed Assessment, 33% Laboratory/Practical/ICT, 17% Portfolio/Coursework, 8% Case Study/PBL

You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 14 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face to face assessments.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,820
per year
International
£14,820
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience (HSB)

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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.

100%
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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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.

86%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

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.

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