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Master of Chemistry - MChem 4 years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
Student score
76% LOW
% 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
B,B,C

To include A-level Chemistry minimum grade B. Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

As UCAS Tariff To include Scottish Advanced Higher Chemistry at minimum grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DMM

Science subject required - must included a minimum of three Chemistry-related units.

International Baccalaureate
29

To include Higher Level Chemistry at grade 6 and two other Higher Level subjects at grade 5. Plus Higher Level English and Maths at grade 3 or Standard Level English and Maths at grade 4.

UCAS tariff points
112

To include A-level Chemistry minimum grade B. Plus GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

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

100%

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

The chemistry courses at Bradford have been designed to focus on specific areas of graduate employment in the chemical sciences. The MChem Chemistry will give you an all-round education in modern, innovative and exciting chemistry but will also specifically prepare you for employment in a number of key job sectors. The course is designed with a ‘2 + 2’ structure, with the first two years of your degree giving you a broad background in chemistry, with an opportunity to sample other subject areas from around the university. Your final two years will involve studies in key areas of modern chemistry. You will have the opportunity to use your chemistry skills to solve real-world problems from both industry and academia. You will be taught by specialist staff from across the chemical sciences. You will learn how to analyse what you have made in our multi-million pound Analytical Centre.

Modules

Year 1: Inorganic Chemistry 1 (core), Organic Chemistry 1 (core), Physical Chemistry 1 (core), Practical Chemistry 1 (core), Elective (option) Year 2: Inorganic Chemistry 2 (core), Organic Chemistry 2 (core), Physical Chemistry 2 (core), Practical Chemistry 2 (core), Elective (option) Year 3: Bio-organic and Bio-inorganic Chemistry (core), Introduction to Polymer and Colloid Science (core), Molecular Analysis (core), Organic Chemistry 3 (core), Practical Chemistry 3 (core), Stage 3 Research Project (core) Year 4: Stage 4 Research Project (core), Analytical Short Course A (option), Computational Crystal Engineering (option), Computational Drug Design (option), Drug Discovery and Development (option), Fundamentals of Analytical Science (option), Fundamentals of Nano and Supramolecular Materials (option), Inorganic Materials Chemistry (option), Materials Characterisation (option), Synthetic Chemistry for Medicinal Chemists (option)

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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

59%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Staff value students' opinions

81%

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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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