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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

104-128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
86% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Chemistry at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Chemistry at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Any subject related to the course.

International Baccalaureate
28

Relevant subjects

UCAS tariff points
104-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Chemistry is a careers-orientated degree that opens up opportunities in high-technology industries and research, including pharmaceutical design, advanced materials, biochemical study and environmental protection. The skills you will acquire on this course are widely recognised and a Chemistry with European Experience course will also open up career paths in areas as varied as computing, teaching, accountancy and marketing. This course is accredited for partially satisfying the requirements for Chartered Chemist (CChem) by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Chemistry courses with Industrial Experience or European Experience are subject to suitable academic progress and industrial availability.

Modules

Year 1 compulsory modules: chemistry 1; chemistry 2 (double module); chemistry laboratory 1; chemistry laboratory 2; instrumentation and analytical methods (double module); the chemistry of us; chemistry 1 workshop; chemistry 2 workshop; computational and study skills; maths skills for chemists. Year 2 compulsory modules: core; chemical concepts 1; core chemical concepts 2; spectroscopy and analysis; professional skills for chemists; inorganic chemistry; organic chemistry; specialised topics for chemists; chemistry laboratory (double module); additional chemistry laboratory; (double module); physical chemistry. Final year: advanced specialised chemistry; research skills for chemists; general skills; project (quadruple module).

Bangor University

Campus life

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

42%
58%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

37%
63%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
29%
71%

Year 1

57%
43%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

56%
10%
34%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

98%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
30% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
341 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
62% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 86% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

14%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The number of students taking chemistry courses hasn't changed much in the last ten years, even as numbers in most other subjects have risen, and it's felt the UK has a shortage of chemistry grads overall. 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 many industries, from the food industry to teaching, need chemistry graduates, and 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. The recession hasn't been too kind to chemists, and current problems, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), mean that the stats are probably a little worse than we'd normally expect – they should improve over the next few years.
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