What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Including Chemistry and a second science or mathematics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.
Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Including Chemistry and a second science or mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered if taking A-level Chemistry - 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.
Including HL 6 in Chemistry and HL 6 from second science or Mathematics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
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.
% applicants receiving offers80%
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.
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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Gain the academic training required to become a professional chemist. On this programme, accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, you will study all aspects of chemistry and develop strong practical, analytical and problem-solving skills. This will culminate in an independent research project, which you will undertake with supervision from one of our many research groups and lead scientists. You will develop the practical skills so vital to chemists through laboratory classes held in our modern teaching laboratories. Here you will discover new techniques and learn to use sophisticated instrumentation. These classes complement a wide range of lectures, workshops and tutorials in topics ranging from fundamental chemistry to advanced contemporary research. All this will equip you to make your contribution to the discovery of new chemistry. In recent years, our students have conducted research projects in incredibly diverse topics. These include the measurement of electron transport across membranes to probe their potential in renewable energy; and the synthesis of molecular switches for nanomachines and the investigation of their microscopic molecular mechanisms. Spend your third year on an industrial placement gaining invaluable first-hand experience of chemistry in the working environment. During your placement you will also complete distance-learning assignments. You can take a placement in the UK or Europe before returning to UEA for the final year of your degree.
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. Year 3 will be spent on an industrial placement. Year 4 involves an extended research project, where you will work with one of the School’s renowned research groups, as well as studying Master’s level modules in chemistry.
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.
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