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University of Bristol

Chemistry with Study Abroad

UCAS Code: F107

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A-A,A,B

Standard offer: A*AA including grade A in Chemistry and grade A in Mathematics. Contextual offer: AAB including grade A in Chemistry and grade B in Mathematics. If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in Chemistry and 12 credits in Mathematics, and 15 credits at Merit. Not all level 3 mathematics modules are acceptable for our degree courses. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3-D3,D3,M2

Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38-34

Standard offer: 38 points overall to include 18 points at Higher Level, with 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 6 in Higher Level Mathematics (or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics) Contextual offer: 34 points overall to include 17 points at Higher Level, with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and 6 in Higher Level Chemistry (or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics) If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

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

D*DD

D*DD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Advanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Standard Higher: AAAAA

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade.

UCAS Tariff

112-165

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

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Chemistry

Our MSci course is suited to you if you want to gain a solid foundation for postgraduate study or a career in science.

The first two years are common to all of our degree courses. You will study fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and applications in areas such as analytical, environmental, materials and theoretical chemistry. You will also develop your ability to design experiments and interpret results and gain key skills through our chemistry-specific communications and mathematics units.

You will spend your third year studying abroad in the chemistry department of an English-speaking university, before returning to Bristol for your final year. We currently have exchange links with universities in the US, Canada, Singapore, Japan and Australia. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more about where you can study abroad (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/go-abroad/).

Your final year includes a 20-week research project in which you will work with an academic member of staff and their research team on a current challenge in chemistry.

We are one of the UK’s biggest chemistry schools and we have a superb reputation for teaching and research; over a third of our research rated 'world-leading' in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our alumni have established careers with a wide range of employers, including Teach First, GlaxoSmithKline, Deloitte LLP and HM Revenue and Customs.

Modules

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Chemistry with Study Abroad: https://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?ayrCode=19%2F20&byCohort=N&programmeCode=2CHEM020U&_ga=2.41896290.1104530441.1525076828-1492075171.1523880192

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

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.

84%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

86%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
18%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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