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Queen's University Belfast

Chemistry (with year in industry)

UCAS Code: F104
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

GCE A-level Chemistry grade B plus a second Science subject grade B Chemistry at grade B and Any Science subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

6 5 5 at higher level including Chemistry plus a second Science subject

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

91%

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

£4,030

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

Chemistry is a core science subject that touches almost every aspect of our daily lives, and will become increasingly important in our future knowledge-based society. Chemists develop life-saving drugs, polymers, pest-control agents and catalysts that can enhance our quality of life beyond measure. Four-year MSci degrees are available for high-calibre students with the ability and aspiration to practise Chemistry at the highest levels. BSc students with excellent performance may transfer to the MSci at any time up to the end of Stage 2.

Modules

Level 1: Understanding of chemical principles is achieved through modules in the 4 main areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry; 2 or more options are chosen from a wide range in other subjects, including mathematics which is particularly recommended. Level 2: Students extend their knowledge of the 4 main areas of chemistry and widen their studies into the areas of theoretical chemistry and spectroscopy. Level 3: Advanced chemical practical work (one module); 5 core modules covering aspects of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry together with the impact of industry. Level 4: 2 1/2 core lecture modules and 3 half-modules of choice from a series of chemical and environmental chemical topics. Practical research work (2 modules) is carried out, often in close collaboration with postgraduate students. Attention is given throughout to transferable skills such as numeracy, problem solving, written and oral communication and information retrieval.

Queen's University Belfast

Queens University Belfast main building

Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

32%
68%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
42%
42%
16%

Year 1

68%
19%
13%

Year 2

60%
40%

Year 3

57%
13%
30%

Year 4

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 92%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

41%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
394 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

3%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

18%

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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