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University of East Anglia UEA

Chemical Physics with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: F190
Master of Chemistry (with Honours) - MChem (H) years full-time, abroad 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Physics
Student score
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% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including Chemistry and mathematics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Including Chemistry and mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered if taking A-level Chemistry and Mathematics - please contact us. Applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the Summer.

International Baccalaureate

Including HL 6 in Chemistry and HL 6 in Mathematics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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


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


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

A key feature of this course is its interdisciplinary and coherent approach, which brings together chemistry, physics and mathematics. Chemical physics is an exciting and intellectually challenging area, and on this course you will be introduced to topics that reflect its full scope. These include the fabrication and properties of nanoparticles, laser systems and their applications, microsensors, computational modelling and photonics. Our modules include theoretical, experimental and computational components, and laboratory classes will help you develop your practical expertise. Our lecturers are internationally known for their expertise in chemical physics. Enhance your studies by studying abroad. You will spend your third year abroad before returning to UEA for your final year. On your return, you will be able to undertake an independent research project in theoretical, experimental or computational chemical physics. We currently have exchange agreements with universities in North America, including California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Colorado and Missouri in the United States, and in British Columbia, Western Ontario and Calgary in Canada.


Year 1 gives you a strong basis in chemistry and laboratory-based work, alongside specialist topics in chemical physics and quantum mechanics. Year 2 focuses largely on laboratory work and alongside this, you will study core chemistry topics, mathematics and theoretical chemistry. Year 3 will be spent abroad. In Year 4, you study advanced modules in chemistry and also undertake a final year research project on theoretical, experimental or computational chemical physics, depending on your interests.

University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

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?

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
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Typical Ucas points
393 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary Not Available
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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although the subject has seen a bit of resurgence in recent years, the UK is still felt to be short of physics graduates, and in particular physicists training as teachers. If you want a career in physics research — in all sorts of areas, from atmospheric physics to lasers - you'll probably need to take a doctorate, and so have a think about where you would like to do that and how you might fund it (the government funds many physics doctorates, so you might not find it as hard as you think). With that in mind, it's not surprising that just over a fifth of physics graduates go on to take doctorates when they finish their degree, and well over a third of physicists take some kind of postgraduate study in total. Physics is highly regarded and surprisingly versatile, which is why physics graduates who decide not to stay in education are more likely to go into well-paid jobs in the finance industry than they are to go into science. The demand and versatility of physics degrees goes to explain why they're amongst the best-paid science graduates.
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