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University of Glasgow

Chemistry (with European placement)

UCAS Code: F102
MSci (Hons) 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Chemistry

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAAAB

Chemistry plus 1 other Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

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

83%

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

£1,820

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

Msci CHEMISTRY WITH EUROPEAN PLACEMENT:- is the science of molecules and materials. It is a science with a well-developed theory base which is central to modern life and which continues to make advances in, for example, new materials, antibiotics, semiconductors and trace analysis. Two interactive teaching units that concentrate on ethical, environmental and financial issues in chemistry will help you develop teamworking and presentation skills. You can take Chemistry as an MSci degree which includes an additional work placement year in the UK or overseas, between the third and final years of the degree.

Modules

Modules include: the periodic table and main group chemistry; transition metal chemistry; organic chemistry; chemical kinetics; theoretical chemistry; chemical energy changes; aqueous equilibria and pH; macromolecules; molecular thermodynamics; organic stereochemistry; quantum mechanics, chemical bonding and symmetry; organometallic chemistry; main group chemistry; enols and enolates; spectroscopy; kinetics; aromatic chemistry; coordination chemistry; organic synthesis; biophysical chemistry; applied organic chemistry.Chemistry is the science of molecules and materials. It is a science with a well-developed theory base which is central to modern life and which continues to make advances in, for example, new materials, antibiotics, semiconductors and trace analysis.

University of Glasgow

Main building

Glasgow is one of the UK's oldest, most prestigious seats of learning with an international reputation for academic excellence. Choose from more than 800 courses across four colleges. We're based in the cosmopolitan west end, in historical buildings with up-to-the-minute facilities. There are two student unions, Glasgow University and Queen Margaret Unions, offering a full social calendar.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

39%
61%

Year 2

36%
64%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

17%
83%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
34%
3%

Year 1

50%
35%
15%

Year 2

85%
15%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

67%
22%
11%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

71%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
494 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

4%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

21%

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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