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University of Greenwich

Chemistry (Extended)

UCAS Code: F105

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E

UCAS Tariff

64

Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. An appropriate portfolio of experience (with relevant details and evidence of training qualifications included) would normally be expected to be produced as part of the application process. The relevant programme leader or head of department may require an interview to be carried out if this is considered necessary. Plus GCSE English and Maths grade at C (or above). Applications from those with an AS background are welcome if the applicant has studied three/four AS-Level subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background are welcome if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects Other qualifications will be considered on application. We welcome applications from mature students.

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Chemistry

Our extended chemistry degree gives you a broad knowledge of the subject and has an extra year to prepare you for degree-level study. You’ll require lower entry points than on our three-year course.

Our extended degree in chemistry will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you'll need for successful careers in research and development, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, environmental pollution, and health and safety.

The course starts with a foundation year to build up your skills for subsequent years. After this, you'll study the same modules offered on our three-year course. As well as getting a broad education in all branches of chemistry, you'll gain transferable skills that are sought after by employers in other sectors, such as business and public service.

Modules

Year 0
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Introduction to Laboratory Practice (15 credits)
Introduction to Biochemistry (15 credits)
Introduction to Biology (15 credits)
Introduction to Chemistry (15 credits)
Change and its Measurement (15 credits)
Energy, Life and Resources (15 credits)
Mathematics for Life Sciences (15 credits)
Learning Skills for Science (15 credits)
Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Investigative Methodology 1 (15 credits)
Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
Organic Chemistry (15 credits)
Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
Analytical Chemistry (30 credits)
Practical and Professional Skills - Chemistry (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
Further Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
Further Organic Chemistry (15 credits)
Further Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
Intermediate Chemistry (30 credits)
Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
Green Chemistry (15 credits)
Year 3
Option Set 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
Advanced Inorganic Materials Analysis (15 credits)
Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 (Stereochemistry and Mechanisms) (15 credits)
Advanced Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics (15 credits)
Project - Chemistry (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Advanced Organic Chemistry 2 (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) (15 credits)
Applied Physical Chemistry (15 credits)
Option Set 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)
Advanced Inorganic Materials Analysis (15 credits)
Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 (Stereochemistry and Mechanisms) (15 credits)
Advanced Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics (15 credits)
Project - Chemistry (30 credits)
Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Chemometrics and Informatics (15 credits)
Advanced Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Coursework- 42%
Exams- 50%
Practical- 8%

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Medway (University Campus)

Department:

Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Chemistry

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
25%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
64%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Science, engineering and production technicians
16%
Natural and social science professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

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