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Kingston University

Chemistry

UCAS Code: F100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Minimum of a grade C in A-Level Chemistry is required and at least one other Science subject at A2 such as Biology, Physics or Maths.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points in an appropriate subject. To include 18 Level 3 credits in Chemistry with minimum of 9 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 9 Level 3 credits at Merit.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include 5 in Chemistry and 4 in Biology plus English and Maths at Standard Level 5

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points to include a minimum of H3 in Chemistry and one other Science subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM

Accepted in combination with A Level Chemistry at grade C.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

BTEC Diploma in Applied Science (Chemistry) only must have merits in the following units: Unit 1 : “Principles and Applications in Science 1” Unit 5: “Principles and Applications in Science 2” Unit 13: “Applications of Inorganic Chemistry” Unit 14: “Applications of Organic Chemistry”

UCAS Tariff

112

From a minimum of two A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies & Critical Thinking not accepted.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Chemistry

**Why choose Kingston**
– This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
– This course received more than 90 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).
– An optional sandwich year gives you the chance to experience how chemistry is applied in industry, and gain a career head start.

**About the course**
"If you enjoy mainstream chemistry, this course is ideal. It offers knowledge and skills relevant to industry, research or teaching. You’ll develop laboratory and practical techniques, broaden your knowledge of environmental chemistry, and enhance the academic and professional skills valued by employers. Later in the course, you’ll look at inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. You’ll expand your skills for interpreting the results of modern spectroscopic investigations.
Through optional modules, you can tailor your degree to your interests and career goals and through an individual project you can investigate a chosen area in depth.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Year 1: CH4001 Foundation Organic & Physical Chemistry; CH4002 Foundation Inorganic & Environmental Chemistry; CH4003 Introduction to Spectroscopic & Experimental Techniques; CH4004 Academic Skills for Molecular Science.
Year 2: CH5001 Inorganic Chemistry; CH5002 Organic & Medicinal Chemistry; CH5003 Physical Chemistry; CH5004 Analytical & Experimental Chemistry.
Year 3: CH6001 Organic & Natural Product Chemistry; CH6013 Inorganic & Physical Chemistry; CH6004 Project; CH6007 Advanced Analytical Science; CH6005 Industrial & Polymer Chemistry

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops and practical classes. Theory work is backed up by independent or group-based practical study.

Assessment typically comprises 60 per cent exam/40 per cent coursework, including practical exercises and in-course tests. Projects are assessed by practical work, presentation of results and a written report.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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.

84%
med
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

83%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

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.

£20,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

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