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Chemistry

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You should also hold GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above in Maths, English Language/English Literature, and in a Science subject.

UCAS Tariff

104

And must include one of the following: A-level: 32 Points from chemistry (or related science subject) | BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science | A-level and BTEC National: Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level chemisty (or related science subject) | International Baccalaureate: requiring Higher Level Science grade 5 and Standard Level English grade 4 | Access to Higher Education Diploma: Science.

About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Part-time | 2022

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Chemistry

**Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this degree in chemistry gives you the knowledge and practical skills for successful careers in science.**

Chemistry is the essential science. It impacts everyday life from brewing the perfect cup of tea to sending shuttles into space. Our chemistry degree explores all branches of the discipline, including inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. You'll also develop transferable skills that appeal to employers from other sectors, such as business and public service.

The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the UK's professional body for chemical scientists. First-year students get free membership, and graduates will be able to apply for associate membership. You'll also benefit from our connections with industry. Our lecturers have held prestigious roles at GSK and Pfizer, and we regularly welcome industry-based guest speakers.

Our chemistry graduates go on to a range of exciting careers, both inside and outside the lab. Their roles include Laboratory Managers, Technologists, Formulation Scientists, Technicians, Analysts, Project Managers and Scientific Officers, working for well-known organisations including E.On, Dyson, GSK, and the NHS. We are ranked first in London for student satisfaction (NSS 2019), making us the ideal option for your future as a professional scientist.

**What you should know about this course**
- Ranked #1 in London for Student Satisfaction for two years running (National Student Survey, 2019 and 2020) and top 30 in the UK (Guardian University League Table, 2021)

- Ranked #1 University in Kent for Graduate Prospects (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

- Our course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

- Students studying Chemistry can expect to earn up to £28,925 on graduation (HESA, 2020)

- This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment methods

On this course, on average, students are assessed by:
Coursework- 45%
Exams- 46%
Practical- 8%

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)

Department:

School of Science

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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%
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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

92%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
23%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

Physical 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.

£18,200
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Science, engineering and production technicians
16%
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.

£26k

£26k

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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