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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-112

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BCC - BBC. To include a grade C from one of the following: Chemistry (including a Pass in your Chemistry A level Practical) or Applied Science.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Must be in a relevant subject.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Applied Science. To include 60 credits at Merit from relevant Science units.

International Baccalaureate
26

To include Higher Level Chemistry at grade 5.

UCAS tariff points
104-112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

89%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and upon successful completion of the course, the qualification can be used in part fulfilment for associate membership of the RSC. If you opt for the four year sandwich route you can spend your third year on placement in industry. If you opt for the four year study abroad route, you can spend your third year at a University in Europe, North America or Australia. In the last two years we have invested half a million pounds in chemistry laboratories and equipment. Our laboratories are state-of-the-art and will give you first hand experience of a wide variety of manual and instrumental lab skills and techniques.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

48%
52%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
58%
42%

Year 1

58%
42%

Year 2

53%
47%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
326 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18.5k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

21%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The number of students taking chemistry courses hasn't changed much in the last ten years, even as numbers in most other subjects have risen, and it's felt the UK has a shortage of chemistry grads overall. 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 many industries, from the food industry to teaching, need chemistry graduates, and 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. The recession hasn't been too kind to chemists, and current problems, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), mean that the stats are probably a little worse than we'd normally expect – they should improve over the next few years.
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