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Main entry requirements
including a grade B in Chemistry. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.
in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by an A Level in Chemistry at a minimum grade C.
from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in Chemistry at A Level.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers96%
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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Make Huddersfield your choice for studying Chemistry BSc(Hons) and you’ll be joining a department with a long and illustrious history. Our teaching and research here dates back to the 1840s, when we were a centre for colour chemistry, supporting the textile and dyeing industries in the area. Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, our modern chemistry courses carry on that vibrant and distinguished tradition. We cover the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, as well as giving you the chance to explore more specialist options during your studies. So you could find yourself delving into medicinal chemistry or getting to grips with forensic science, all helping you to tailor your degree to the kind of job you’d like to do after graduation. Whichever options you choose, you’ll be able to get a grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problem-solving skills. In our chemical sciences labs you’ll have the opportunity to learn using the kind of instruments used in industry. And with an optional work placement in the UK or abroad in Year 3, you’ll find everything in place to help you gear your study towards boosting your employability. Our Chemistry BSc(Hons) is taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research. This ensures we keep our courses challenging, exciting and thought-provoking and helps prepare you well to start your own career in academic, industrial or commercial settings.
Year 1 - Core modules: Inorganic Chemistry 1; Organic Chemistry 1; Physical Chemistry 1; Analytical Science 1; Techniques of Practical Chemistry; Data Handling. Year 2 - Core modules: Organic Chemistry 2; Analytical Science 2; Inorganic Chemistry 2; Physical Chemistry 2. Option modules: choose one of the following four combinations - Option 1: Practical Chemistry; Biology for the Chemical and Forensic Sciences. Option 2: Practical Chemistry; Chemical Engineering 1. Option 3: Practical Forensic Science 2; Crime Scene Investigation. Option 4: Chemical Engineering 1; Laboratory Skills for Chemical Engineering 2. Year 3 - optional placement year - Supervised Work Experience - This optional placement year gives you the opportunity to experience employment within an organisation related to your chosen course. The placement is usually 48 weeks in duration. Placements may be available both within the UK and abroad. Final year - Core modules: Chemistry Project - Experimental Design; Advanced Chemistry Practical; Organic Chemistry 3; Inorganic Chemistry 3; Physical Chemistry 3. Option modules: choose one from a list which may include - Analytical Science 3; Chemical Engineering 2; Forensic Science and the Law; Advanced Forensic Biology and Toxicology; Chemical Engineering 3; Analytical Science 4; Chemical Therapeutics; Molecular Targets and Drug Design.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
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