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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Chemistry
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20.4k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In relevant subject, please see UEA website for further details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - 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 Higher Level 5 in Chemistry. 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 120 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

This three-year programme will develop your core chemistry knowledge and skills while allowing you to choose optional modules in analytical chemistry, mathematics, physics or environmental science. As you reach the final year of the programme, you will gain an advanced understanding of all aspects of chemistry, enhancing the holistic approach of previous years of study. In your final year you will also undertake a research or literature-based project in your area of interest. It is possible, depending on academic performance, to transfer to the MChem Chemistry at the end of your first or second year.


Year 1 will develop your scientific skills, studying topics in Bonding, Structure and Periodicity, Carbon-based Compounds, Energetics and Spectroscopy to give you a solid basis on which you will build the rest of your degree. Alongside lectures and tutorials there is an emphasis on practical work, carried out across the well-equipped teaching laboratory, the instrumentation lab and the IT suite. In Year 2 you will develop your knowledge of the core areas of chemistry, such as Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, while honing your practical skills and allowing you to choose optional modules suited to your developing strengths and interests. In Year 3 you will be able to choose further optional modules and you will carry out a research project working with one of the School’s renowned research groups.

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?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
389 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20.4k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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