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University of Bath

Chemistry (with placement)

UCAS Code: F101

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

If you are taking A level Chemistry and one other maths or science subject: AAA in three A levels including Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics. If you are taking A level Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects: AAB in three A levels including A in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative offers: Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. Like our typical offer, the grades required by an alternative offer depend on the number of science and mathematics subjects you are studying. If you are taking A level Chemistry and one other maths or science subject: AAB in three A levels including A in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Mathematics grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives If you are taking A level Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects: ABB including A in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Mathematics grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these project qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

This must include at least 12 credits in Chemistry units achieved at Distinction (including units in both Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, but excluding Biochemistry) and a further 12 credits in Mathematics, Physics or Biology units achieved at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject: D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics. If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics. Alternative offers: If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics or Physics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Mathematics If you are taking A level Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects: D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Chemistry plus two subjects from Biology, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these project qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

If you are taking Chemistry and one other maths or science subject at Higher Level: 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus one Higher Level subject from Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences. If you are taking Chemistry and two other maths or science subjects at Higher Level: 36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus two Higher Level subjects from Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences. We require Chemistry at Higher Level. If you are not studying Biology, Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level but you are studying it at Standard Level we may be able to consider you. In this case the typical offer is 36 points overall with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus 7 in one Standard Level subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Applied Science. You must be studying the following units as part of your BTEC qualification: Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Industrial Chemical Reactions, Chemical Periodicity and its Applications, Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry. We prefer you to have also studied: Mathematical Calculations for Science, Energy Changes Sources and Applications, and Practical Chemical Analysis.

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

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in Applied Science. You must be studying the following units as part of your BTEC qualification: Applications of Organic Chemistry, Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Industrial Chemical Reactions. We prefer you to have also studied Practical Chemical Analysis. See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

If you are not taking Biology, Mathematics or Physics in your Advanced Highers: AA in two Advanced Highers including Chemistry. If you are taking Chemistry and one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics in your Advanced Highers: AB in two Advanced Highers including A in Chemistry plus one subject from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAAAB in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Chemistry

Develop practical and theoretical skills across all areas of chemistry, leading to a broad range of chemical and non-chemical careers.

As a chemist, you can move seamlessly between areas such as forensics, drug development and nanotechnology. You’ll be able to keep your options open on which area to specialise in until later in the degree.

In the first two years, you’ll get a broad introduction to all areas of chemistry while developing the practical and theoretical skills modern chemists need. This includes understanding the theories of chemical behaviour and how they are applied. You will also develop skills in experimental chemistry and in designing experiments to test hypotheses.

You can specialise in a particular field in later years through optional units and a final year project. You’ll draw upon the expertise of academics in the Department and could even contribute to the world-leading research being carried out. There will also be opportunities for you to put your chemistry knowledge into practice in research laboratories and other professional environments outside the University, such as public engagement events and work in schools.

All of our chemistry degrees have the same core units in the first year which gives you the flexibility to switch courses.

If you want a more in-depth study experience, you could consider applying for our MChem Chemistry course.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

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.

82%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

89%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Business, research and administrative professionals
15%
Natural and social science professionals
11%
Information technology and telecommunications 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.

£24k

£24k

£32k

£32k

£33k

£33k

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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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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