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Imperial College London

Chemistry with Research Abroad

UCAS Code: F104

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Must include: A in Chemistry A in Mathematics A Other 3rd subject Preferred 3rd subjects Biology Economics Physics General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer. Study of the appropriate foreign language to at least GCSE grade B is required.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Must include: D3 Chemistry D3 Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Must include: 7 in Chemistry at higher level 6 in Mathematics at higher level 6 in a third subject at higher level (Biology, Economics or Physics is preferred)

UCAS Tariff

144

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57%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Chemistry

**This degree is professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS) on completion of this course.**Chemistry at Imperial is designed to produce chemists of the highest calibre, who are capable of pursuing a career in the chemical sciences. All of our Chemistry courses are professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and cover modules in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry in all years of study.Years one and two of all of our chemistry courses follow the same core lecture module content supplemented by two ancillary modules. These modules are not always chemistry modules, and have been chosen to support specific degree programmes.The research abroad opportunity in your final year gives you the chance to carry out your final-year research project and some of your final-year optional chemistry modules at one of our partner universities abroad.If you choose to study in Europe, operating in another language, you will also receive support to develop fluency in that language, preparing you for careers overseas. We currently have partnership agreements with the following universities:**France**- cole Polytechnique, Palaiseau- cole Suprieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris- cole Normale Suprieure, Paris**Germany**- Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt (LMU Munich), Mnchen- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitt Hannover- Friedrich-Alexander-Universitt Erlangen-Nrnberg- Philipps-Universitt Marburg**The Netherlands**- Universiteit Leiden**Singapore**- Nanyang Technological University, Singapore**Spain**- Universitat de Barcelona- Universitat de Valncia (Estudi General)**Switzerland**- Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne- Eidgenssische Technische Hochschule Zrich (ETH Zrich)**USA**- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia- Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GeorgiaNormally students who achieve an average second year mark of at least 65% and achieve at least 40% in the module Chemistry Coursework 3 for Linguists, will be eligible for the year abroad. Students spending their year abroad at a non-English-speaking institution will also need to pass the relevant language module. Students also taking a Year in Industry will need to achieve a mark of at least 50% in their Year in Industry report.All of our Chemistry courses include a high level of laboratory experience, designed to develop the practical, analytical and theoretical skills required to work in the sector. You will take part in a wide range of laboratory-based activities in the Department, which vary from year two depending on which course you choose.As well as traditional synthetic chemistry labs, you will also be trained in measurement science, analytical chemistry and molecular modelling, helping you gain confidence in applying a large number of different experimental techniques. You will also take part in theoretical and mathematical methods laboratories, workshops and IT laboratories.Years one and two of our Chemistry degrees follow the same core course content, supplemented by optional modules designed to match your chosen course of study. This structure offers you the opportunity to transfer between Chemistry degrees at a later stage providing you have studied the appropriate optional subjects, and as such you should apply to only one degree within the Department of Chemistry. You may need to meet a certain academic standard to be eligible for placements in industry or abroad. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£31,000
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£31,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Imperial College London

Department:

Chemistry

TEF rating:

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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.

66%
low
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

59%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

81%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

50%
UK students
50%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A

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.

Chemistry

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.

£27,000
high
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
58%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
16%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£28k

£28k

£36k

£36k

£38k

£38k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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