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

112

% applicants receiving offers

98%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
85% LOW
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

BBC to include A level Chemistry at grade B and Pass in the Science Practical

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Advanced Higher Chemistry at grade B also required

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
112

HL Chemistry at grade 6

UCAS tariff points
112

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

98%

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

£9,250

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

At Bradford we have designed our courses with the specific aim of getting our graduates into employment or further study. We believe that the best advert for this approach is our students themselves, and we are immensely proud that The Daily Telegraph can report that Bradford Chemistry graduates are number 1 for employability prospects across all chemistry graduates in the UK in 2014. Our unique â??2 + 1â?? course structure allows us to focus on the strengths that make our students so employable for particular sectors, whilst maintaining the notion that a university education should be the chance for students to broaden their horizons. As such, in their first two years we encourage our students to make the most from their educational experience by taking elective modules from across the university.

Modules

Core: biological organic chemistry; chemical bonding, structure and reactivity; energy and matter; experimental applications: characterisation; experimental applications: fundamental techniques; experimental applications: materials design and structure elucidation; experimental applications: synthesis, separation and purification; functional groups and transformations; molecular basis of physical chemistry; organometallic chemistry; research project; states of matter; supramolecular chemistry and modern materials; synthesis and design. Option: advanced analytical spectroscopy; analysis of controlled substances; cell biology; drug regulations and quality assurance; electron microscopy; elemental analysis; forensic examination and analysis of physical evidence; fundamentals of drug discovery; fundamentals of pharmaceutical development; interpretation and presentation of forensic evidence; introduction to the principles of forensic science; main group chemistry; mass spectrometry; principles of drug action; production of solid dosage forms; thermal analysis; toxicology.

University of Bradford

Main building

The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

21%
79%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
34%
3%

Year 1

52%
43%
5%

Year 2

52%
45%
3%

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 94%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
283 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
22% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 85% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.5k LOW
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

10%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

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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