What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Chemistry at grade A.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers97%
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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The Chemistry MSci degree provides an in-depth study of all of the major branches of chemistry, and a comprehensive grounding in modern, practical synthetic and analytical chemistry. In addition to the core chemistry modules students have a choice of specialist optional modules in areas such as medicinal chemistry, molecular modelling, drug discovery and green chemistry. Part of your final year will involve a research project in which you will continue to develop your practical ability, team working and problem solving skills. Many of our students decide to pursue a career in research as a result of the excitement that they experience during their research project. Current research areas include green and sustainable chemistry, new molecules for medicine, and nanomaterials.
Year 1: Foundation chemistry 1; foundation laboratory work; chemistry study skills; coordination chemistry; core carbonyl chemistry. Optional modules: Chemical calculations 1; chemical calculations 2; foundation physics for chemists; molecules that changed the world; introduction to green chemistry and processing; frontiers in chemistry; mathematics for chemistry 1; mathematics for chemistry 2. Year 2: Core laboratory work (a); equilibria, rates and interfaces; general inorganic chemistry; literature and communication skills; quantum chemistry and spectroscopy; synthesis and spectroscopy. Optional modules: Atmospheric chemistry; principles of analytical chemistry; chemical software and programming; introduction to medicinal chemistry, molecular biology and microbiology; advanced calculus and differential equation techniques. Year 3: Advanced laboratory techniques (a); bioinorganic and metal coordination chemistry; catalysis; molecular energetics and rates; chemical bonding and reactivity; organometallic and asymmetric synthesis; pericyclic chemistry and reactive intermediates; solids, interfaces and surfaces. Optional modules: Drug discovery: the development of new medicines; communicating chemistry; special topics in chemistry 1; special topics in chemistry 2; enterprise for chemists; protein folding and biospectroscopy. Year 4: Chemistry research project; chemistry research project (overseas). Optional modules: Advanced inorganic chemistry; contemporary physical chemistry; contemporary organic synthesis and the construction of bioactive targets; special topics in chemistry 1; special topics in chemistry 2; special topics in chemistry 3; self-assembly and bottom-up approaches to nanostructure fabrication; chemical biology and enzymes; enterprise for chemists.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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