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University of Huddersfield

Chemistry

UCAS Code: F100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

including a grade C 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.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

to include 21 credits in Chemistry.

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications, including Higher Level Chemistry at grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

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.

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade C in Chemistry at A Level.

106%
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

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Chemistry

**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 in Chemistry 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.

- You could find yourself delving into medicinal chemistry or getting to grips with chemical engineering or 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.

- 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. 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.

Modules

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 and Forensic Examinations

Option 4
Chemical Engineering 1
Laboratory Skills for Chemical Engineering 2

Year 3 - optional placement year

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

Assessment methods

Assessment will include written exams and coursework including laboratory reports, short tests, and oral and poster presentations.

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
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://www.hud.ac.uk/sas/scholarships/

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Chemical Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Chemistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Chemistry

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Natural and social science professionals
18%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Quality and regulatory professionals
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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