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Liverpool John Moores University

Chemistry with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: C358

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 1 Subject specific requirements: One Science at A2 Level Is general studies acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: CCD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Overall Pass

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 24

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

MMM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMM

UCAS Tariff

88
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Chemistry

The BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University is the ideal course if you are interested in this subject but lack the necessary qualifications to study it at degree level.

- £12 million invested in new state-of-the-art laboratories

- High percentage of practical work to investigate the applications of chemistry to 21st-century problems

- Strong focus on key areas in demand by employers, such as analytical chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry and chemoinformatics

- Gain experience in using industry standard apparatus in both the synthetic and analytical laboratories – giving you the laboratory skills required by a wide range of UK and overseas employers

- Option to complete year out in industry (sandwich year)

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

•Skills and Perspectives in Science
•Introductory Chemistry and Cell Biology
•Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
•Skills and Perspectives in Science
•Anatomy and Physiology
•Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Level 4

•Atomic Structure and Reactivity
•From Atoms to Molecules Practical Labs
•Properties of Molecules
•Properties of Matter

Level 5

•Radiation and Matter
•Understanding Molecules
•Practical Labs
•Understanding Materials Structure and Analysis

Sandwich year

•Year-long industrial placement

Level 6

•Modern Materials
•Industrial Chemistry
•Modern Synthesis
•Practical Labs
•Molecular Design
•Research Project

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

Assessment methods vary across the modules, but most are assessed through a combination of exam and coursework and some by coursework only. Exams are normally held at the end of each semester and can be in the form of multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning or essay questions.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Science

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.

75%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

87%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
30%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Natural and social science professionals
16%
Science, engineering and production technicians
16%
Quality and regulatory professionals
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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