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Master of Chemistry - MChem years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Chemistry
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including a minimum 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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma. 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 B.

UCAS tariff points

including a minimum grade B in Chemistry at A Level.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

Chemistry at Huddersfield has deep roots. Our teaching and research dates back to the 1840s, when we were a centre for colour chemistry, supporting the textile and dyeing industries in the area, so studying with us means you can get the benefit of all that tradition while setting your sights firmly on the future. On top of getting a grounding in the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, you’ll get 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. All along the way, the course is designed to help you gain knowledge of the fundamentals while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problem-solving skills. You’ll be able to put all that into practice when you get one year’s research experience in an academic setting in Year 3. So if you’re fascinated by the idea of getting stuck into research for real, and gaining an edge that could help you kick start your career in a broad range of fields, this could be the ideal choice for you. Choosing to study with us means you’ll be taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research on a course accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Year 1 Core modules: Inorganic Chemistry 1; Organic Chemistry 1; Physical Chemistry 1; Analytical Science 1. Option modules: choose one of the following three combinations - Option 1 - Data Handling; Techniques of Practical Chemistry. Option 2 - Data Handling for Forensic Science; Practical Forensic Science 1. Option 3 - Computing and Mathematics for Chemical Engineering; Laboratory Skills for Chemical Engineering 1. 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 - Core modules: Laboratory Techniques; Investigative Project; Business Aspects of Science; Scientific Communication; Advanced General Chemistry. Final year Core modules: Research Project; Targeted Synthesis of Organic Compounds; Surfaces, Polymers and Theoretical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry 3. Option modules: choose one from a list which may include - Analytical Science 3; Chemical Engineering 3; Advanced Forensic Biology and Toxicology; Forensic Science and the Law; Analytical Science 4; Chemical Engineering 2; Chemical Therapeutics; Molecular Targets and Drug Design.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

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.

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 93%
Student score 85% 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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
324 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k LOW
Graduates who are quality and regulatory professionals


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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