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Sheffield Hallam University

Chemistry

UCAS Code: F100

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Access to HE Diploma from a relevant QAA-recognised Access to HE course which has mainly chemistry related modules, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at distinction level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English at grade C or 4.

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS points from A levels or equivalent including 24 points from Chemistry, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. </p><p>If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BSc Chemistry with Foundation Year.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Chemistry

- Learn the knowledge to solve real-world chemistry problems in the context of biological, environmental, materials and pharmaceutical science.

- Gain experience of industrially relevant analytical instrumentation and modern synthetic methodologies.

- Achieve an appreciation of the importance of risk assessment protocols and development of project management skills.

- Choose to transfer onto the MChem qualification.

- Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.

Develop the skills to achieve in a wide variety of employment, including industrial and academic research and development.

Optional transfer to the MChem qualification is aimed at students wanting to pursue a career in research and is suitable for students who achieve good results during years one and two of the BSc route.

**How you learn**

You learn not only practical skills, but also to keep effective records, analyse data, design and plan procedures. You work both independently and with others.

**You learn through**

- core lectures

- laboratory work

- small group academic tutorials

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

**Networking opportunities**

This course benefits from accreditation by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), which helps you to connect with the wider chemistry community.

Modules

**Year one modules**- • fundamentals of organic chemistry • introduction to cells and biological molecules • introduction to inorganic and materials chemistry • principles of chemistry and analytical science • professional and scientific practice 1

**Year two modules**- • analytical and bioanalytical science • chemistry and society • organic and biological chemistry • physical and inorganic chemistry • professional & scientific practice 2

**Year three**-• optional work placement - leading to academic assessment via final year professional and scientific practice 3 module

**Final year core modules** - • professional and scientific practice 3 • research project
**Final year options**- Any three from • advanced analytical science • advanced inorganic, physical and materials chemistry • advanced organic synthesis and spectroscopy • medicinal chemistry and drug development • pharmacology

**MChem year (optional)**- • research design and dissemination for chemistry • research project • 3 specialist taught elective modules

Assessment methods

•Examinations
• Coursework
• Written assignments
• Tests
• Group work
• Practical work
• Presentations

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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.

86%
med
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

95%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
90%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
10%
Natural and social science 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.

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