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University of East London

Chemistry (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: F101

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

64 UCAS Points

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

MM

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

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Chemistry

This new extended course is perfect if you want to study for a degree in Chemistry but you don’t have the standard qualifications.
First we prepare you for your degree during your Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree. Chemistry is one of the fastest-growing and most fascinating areas of human knowledge. You’ll be taught by - and also get the chance to assist - brilliant scientists who are involved in groundbreaking research and new discoveries.
Increasingly, chemists are playing a crucial role in genetic engineering and molecular bioengineering, as well as other areas of physiology and medicine. Studying chemistry offers many employment pathways. As a UEL student you could choose to extend your degree by a year and 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. Upon completion of the BSc Chemistry you could choose to study for a PGCE in Secondary Chemistry with us. You’ll be taught by leading experts in chemistry and academia, have the chance to gain industry experience and cover several key aspects of chemistry that will open doors to numerous employment opportunities.
We have applied for accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry and aim to have the accreditation validated by the end of your degree.

Modules

Year 1:
Biochemistry
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry
Year 2:
Organic Mechanisms and Synthesis
Main Group and d-Block Elements
Thermodynamics, kinetics and Quantum Theory
Investigative Methodology and Research Skills )
Year 3:
Natural Product Chemistry and Drug Synthesis
Bioinorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Molecular Symmetry and Structure
Research Project

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in practical work and theory. In most modules the module mark is derived from both coursework throughout the year, which can take a variety
of forms including 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.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
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)

TEF rating:
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100%
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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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