What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
To include Chemistry and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For applicants taking Science A-Levels with an English exam board a pass in the separate practical element will be required.
To include Chemistry and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
To include 10 points at Higher Level with 5 in Higher Level Chemistry
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers95%
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.
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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The MChem Chemistry course aims to give you a detailed understanding of the knowledge and skills required to advance into a successful chemistry career. This four-year degree incorporates a major research project worth 60 credits in the final year. You will spend year three in Cardiff, but have the opportunity to transfer to the MChem Chemistry with a Year in Industry or MChem Chemistry with a Year Abroad courses if you wish to spend year three in an industrial laboratory, or in a university research laboratory overseas. A solid grounding across the whole subject of chemistry will be delivered, before you focus in depth on your specific areas of interest. This culminates in a major research project, working alongside subject experts within the School. With more emphasis on analysis, synthesis and problem solving than BSc degrees, as well as significant opportunities to develop transferrable professional skills, you can acquire all the attributes needed to be a self-sufficient working chemist. Distinctive features •This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry •MChem graduates are eligible for full membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), and may apply for the title of Chartered Chemist (CChem) after further experience in a relevant job •students who are interested in a placement abroad or in industry may request a transfer to the MChem with a Year in Industry, or MChem with a Year Abroad •availability of opportunities to undertake summer research projects in Cardiff under academic staff supervision.
A world-leading university in the vibrant capital city of Wales: 94% of our 2010 graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. You'll be part of a Russell Group university and one that is ranked in the top 1.5% of the 10,000 universities globally. With over 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the academic community is the size of a small town, with an active union to match.
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