What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB to include Chemistry and preferably one other Science or Mathematics. If you are studying a Science A level and it includes a separate practical assessment, then you must also achieve a Pass in this assessment.
AB including Chemistry, plus Highers at majority B grades
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science: DDM to include optional modules 13, 14, 18 and 19.
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL 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 offers100%
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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 principles and application of modern chemistry underpin many important UK industries. To meet the needs of employers we ensure that our students are given the opportunity to develop a wide range of transferable skills, including a logical and imaginative approach to problem solving and effective communication skills. The broad base of the Chemistry course allows students to take up careers in all areas of chemical science as well as non-chemistry careers. In Years 1 and 2 the main core areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry form the backbone of the course, with additional modules in spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, biological chemistry, and mathematics. Laboratory classes, workshops and seminars support these lectures. After Year 2, the development of core chemistry continues along with optional topics which include drug synthesis and action, advanced analytical research methodologies, physical and inorganic chemistry. In Year 4 you will study advanced research techniques that are complemented with further advanced modules in chemistry, and an extended research project equivalent to six modules where you will have the opportunity to work in the research laboratories. Our courses are orientated towards the practice of chemistry in the world outside the University. Master of Chemistry (MChem) undergraduate courses (4 year or 5 year sandwich) prepare students for research work in industry or a PhD research degree. Our 3 year (or 4 year sandwich) BSc equips you for employment in chemistry, scientific and other sectors.
Year 1: Areas studied include chemistry, laboratory skills, spectroscopy, energetics and equilibria and structure and reactivity. Year 2: Areas studied include spectroscopy, energetics and equilibria, structure and reactivity and laboratory skills. Optional placement/study year: Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. Year 3/4: Areas studied include organic, inorganic, environmental and physical chemistry, pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, dissertation and investigative projects. Y Final year: Areas studied include a wide range of optional modules plus a 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.
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