What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB to include Chemistry and preferably one other science or Mathematics. Practical Science required.
Majority B grades, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AB
AB including Chemistry, plus Highers at majority B grades Chemistry at grade B.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile in a relevant subject.
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL in Chemistry and preferably one other Science or Mathematics
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers98%
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£9,250
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 Chemistry course at Loughborough has a 95% overall student satisfaction rate (NSS 2014) and its academic and research staff are both nationally and internationally recognised as experts in their fields. Chemistry at Loughborough scored highly in the 2014 National Student Survey: 1st for Teaching and Coaching; 1st for Assessment and Feedback; 1st for Academic Support; 1st for Organisation and Management; 1st for Learning Resources; and 1st for Personal Development (based on mean scores). Chemistry at Loughborough was ranked 8th for Graduate Prospects in The Times 2014. The MChem in Chemistry achieved 100% student satisfaction (UNISTATS 2014) Upon successful completion of your MChem degree you will be eligible for admission to Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC), and in addition will hold a degree accredited for the award of Chartered Chemist (CChem). This enables you to register with the RSC for a two year Professional Development Programme leading to the award of CChem after just three years postgraduate experience.
Year 1: structure and reactivity in inorganic chemistry; structure and reactivity in organic chemistry; energetics and rates of change; spectroscopy and the structure of the universe; stoichiometry and analytical measurements; mathematics for chemistry; chemical and phase equilibria; concepts in main group chemistry; molecular basis of life; introduction to analytical chemistry. Year 2: synthesis of organic molecules; structure of organic molecules; d-block chemistry; advanced kinetics and quantum mechanics; radiochemistry; atomic spectrometric analysis; inorganic structure determination; p-block ligands, cages and clusters; solutions, surfaces and interfaces; polymer chemistry; analytical separation methods. Year 3: advanced organic, inorganic and physical chemistry; pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis; environmental chemistry; dissertation and research project. Plus a choice from: biological organic chemistry; inorganic chemistry option; drugs and disease; synthesis in drug discovery; physical and radiochemistry; forensic DNA analysis Year 4: further aspects of advanced analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry; dissertation and extended research project.
The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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