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Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)

University of Bradford

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Chemists essentially perform one of two roles (and often a mixture of the two) in employment: chemists synthesise molecules and/or they make structural measurements.

When something is made or formulated in the chemical industry - be it a perfume, a polymer, a drug molecule or a pot of paint – an analytical chemist will be required to provide information regarding the product’s chemical constituents. As such, a good analytical chemist is seldom out of work.

Securing initial employment as an analytical chemist is greatly helped by having hands-on experience of using analytical instruments. The University of Bradford’s Centre for Chemical and Structural Analysis is based within Chemistry and Forensic Sciences, and is involved in commercial work as well as supporting research within the university. The equipment and expertise in the centre forms an integral part of our Analytical Chemistry degree, giving students the real-world experience that makes them stand out in the jobs market.

During the first two years of study you will develop a sound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry, with core content delivered across the traditional areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. 

To give you an intellectually fulfilling experience, our chemistry courses allow you to take 20 credits of elective modules in stages 1 and 2, with subjects offered from across the University’s teaching portfolio such as mathematics, engineering, economics and more.

The third year we will introduce you to specialist content in medicinal, materials and analytical chemistry. You will also have the opportunity to study a specific subject by choosing to a greater depth during an extended dissertation.

It is possible to exit after stage 3 with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry.

In the Master's year you will develop a deeper understanding of the application of chemistry to solving real-world problems. Master's-level training focuses on deploying training in real-world settings. Academic research experience involves students working on their own project as part of a research team alongside postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers at the University. 

Chemists essentially perform one of two roles (and often a mixture of the two) in employment: chemists synthesise molecules and/or they make structural measurements. When something is made or formulated in the chemical industry - be it a perfume, a polymer, a drug molecule or a pot of paint – an analytical chemist will be required to provide information regarding the...

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Course Content

Our degrees have been structured to give students choice and flexibility. During the first two years, students will develop a sound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry, with core content delivered across the traditional areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. However, we believe that an intellectually fulfilling university experience should allow students to sample subjects from outside the Chemistry subject area. Hence all our chemistry programmes allow students to take 20 credits of elective modules in stages 1 and 2, with subjects offered from across the university’s teaching portfolio.?

The third year will introduce students to specialist content in medicinal, materials and analytical chemistry. Students will also have the opportunity to study a specific subject by choosing to a greater depth during an extended dissertation.?It is possible to exit after stage 3 with a BSc (Honours) in Chemistry.?In the Masters year, students will then specialise in analytical chemistry.

The advanced study in the chosen area will allow students to develop a deeper understanding of the application of chemistry to solving real-world problems. Masters-level training focuses on deploying training in real-world settings. Academic research experience involves working on students own project as part of a research team alongside post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers at the University.

 

Our degrees have been structured to give students choice and flexibility. During the first two years, students will develop a sound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry, with core content delivered across the traditional areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. However, we believe that an intellectually fulfilling university experience should allow...

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Available Dates

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West Yorkshire

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

104 UCAS tariff points.

A levels

To include A-level Chemistry minimum grade B.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM. Science subject required - must include a minimum of three Chemistry-related units.

Applicants on Access Programmes

106 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma - Science subject required. Must include a minimum of 12 credits of Chemistry at minimum Distinction.

International Baccalaureate requirements

104 UCAS tariff points to include HL Chemistry at grade 6 plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus Maths and a Science qualification equivalent to GCSE Grade C.

UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus:

  • Foundation in Chemistry

And ONE additional module from the following:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of at least 50% and at least 55% in Foundation in Chemistry.

104 UCAS tariff points. A levels To include A-level Chemistry minimum grade B. Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards). BTEC Extended Diploma DMM. Science subject required - must...

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Assessment Methods

You will have a mix of lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, workshops, case studies and directed study.

Directed study will include directed reading of selected textbooks, specified source literature and open learning materials, directed Web-based materials, report writing and other assignments. There will also be an individual project/dissertation.

You will be assessed via written closed-book examinations using constructed (essays, short answers) and selected response (MCQ) questions and a variety of coursework assignments, including laboratory reports, oral presentations and dissertations.

Involvement in laboratory, small-group workshops, case-based work and projects (individual and small group) will also be part of your assessment.

You will be assessed by critical appraisal, case analysis and critique, case presentations, laboratory reports and dissertations.

You will have a mix of lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, workshops, case studies and directed study. Directed study will include directed reading of selected textbooks, specified source literature and open learning materials, directed Web-based materials, report writing and other assignments. There will also be an individual project/dissertation. You will be...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
91%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
90% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
81% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
86% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
86% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
88% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
69% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
59% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
58% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
59% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
61% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
82% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
84% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
64% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
60% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
77% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
67% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
87% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
89% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
69% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
86% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
77% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
83% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
58% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
51% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£19000

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