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Our BSc Hons Chemistry degree will equip you for roles in research and development, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, forensic science, and health and safety.

You'll get a broad education in all branches of the discipline, including inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. You'll also develop transferable skills that can attract 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. This will enable you to apply for associate membership after graduation.

 

Our BSc Hons Chemistry degree will equip you for roles in research and development, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, forensic science, and health and safety. You'll get a broad education in all branches of the discipline, including inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. You'll also develop transferable skills that can...

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Course Content

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Investigative Methodology 1 (15 credits)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Analytical Chemistry (30 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills - Chemistry (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Further Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Further Organic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Further Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Intermediate Chemistry (30 credits)
  • Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Green Chemistry (15 credits)

Year 3

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Advanced Inorganic Materials Analysis (15 credits)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 (Stereochemistry and Mechanisms) (15 credits)
  • Advanced Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics (15 credits)
  • Project - Chemistry (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry 2 (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) (15 credits)
  • Applied Physical Chemistry (15 credits)

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Advanced Inorganic Materials Analysis (15 credits)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 (Stereochemistry and Mechanisms) (15 credits)
  • Advanced Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics (15 credits)
  • Project - Chemistry (30 credits)

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Chemometrics and Informatics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)

Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Investigative Methodology 1 (15 credits) Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits) Organic Chemistry (15 credits) Physical Chemistry (15 credits) Analytical Chemistry (30 credits) Practical and Professional...

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Entry Requirements

Typical Offer: 104 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 32 Points from Chemistry (or related subject)
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level Chemistry (or related subject – as above)
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science

Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later

Typical Offer: 104 Points Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate Subjects: A-level: 32 Points from Chemistry (or related subject) BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science...

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Assessment Methods

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

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