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Loughborough University

Chemistry

UCAS Code: F100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

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.

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 is require for this course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL Chemistry and preferably one other Science or Mathematics.

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

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science: DDM to include optional modules 13, 14, 18 and 19.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including Chemistry, plus Highers at majority B grades

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-128

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Chemistry

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.

Modules

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.

Final year:
Areas studied include organic, inorganic, environmental
and physical chemistry, pharmaceutical and biomedical
analysis, dissertation and investigative projects.

Assessment methods

You are assessed by examination and coursework.

MChem students must obtain an average of 50% or above in Years 2 and 3 to progress to the next year of the course.
Your BSc degree classification will be determined by the weighted average of marks obtained in Years 2 and 3 in the ratio 40:60.
Your MChem degree classification will be determined by the weighted average of your marks obtained in years 2, 3 and 4 in the ratio 20:40:40.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

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.

93%
high
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

99%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Business, research and administrative 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.

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.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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