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University of Salford

Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry

UCAS Code: F142

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Chemistry

In brief:
You will study an exciting programme which will provide you with the sought after skills needed to work in the broad chemical industries sector.
You will have opportunities to develop a specialism in sustainable and environmental chemistry by selecting to take the BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry route in your second year.
Placement year opportunities are available in an appropriate research or industrial laboratory that will contribute towards your final degree award (adding 'with professional experience' to your degree title).
Part-time study option.
Work/industrial placement opportunity.
International students can apply.

Chemistry at Salford integrates the core branches of organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry in a package that meets the needs of employers for highly skilled chemists across the range of modern chemical industries.

With an emphasis on integrating your understanding of concepts and applying laboratory skills to find answers to current problems, you will appreciate how chemistry and its applications can transform the world we live in. You will gain experience in aspects of sustainable chemistry, a vital area of the modern chemicals industry, also known as ‘green’ chemistry. You can develop this further if you wish by taking the BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry route in your second year. This involves studying modules in environmental chemistry where you will learn about environmentally-friendly approaches to the design of new materials, technologies and clean synthetic methods, as well as studying the impact of inorganic and organic molecules on human health and the environment.

At the University of Salford we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field. Examples of research areas that you can explore include: nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, natural products, biomarkers, analytical detection of volatiles, mass spectrometry, computational studies, skin modelling, environmental assessment, pollution and remediation, toxicology and much more.

Chemistry is one of the most versatile scientific disciplines and opportunities in the field continue to grow and develop. Our chemistry students are curious to know more about our world – how it works as well as having a thirst for new ideas about how to improve everyday lives. This course is for you if you have an inquiring mind and a need to ‘experiment’ and enjoy the laboratory.

Modules

Year one modules may include: Chemical Structure Determination; Introduction to Organic Chemistry; Introduction to Physical Chemistry; Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry; Introductory Biochemistry; Biochemical and Pharmaceutical skills. Year two modules may include: Applied Environmental Skills; Environmental Research Skills; Bio-inorganic and Medicinal Chemistry; Core Organic Chemistry; Green Chemistry; Core Physical Chemistry. Final year modules may include: Environmental Chemistry; Advanced Organic Chemistry; Advanced Physical Chemistry; Science and Industry; Research Project and Professional Skills.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Environment and Life 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.

72%
low
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

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

84%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Natural and social science 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Chemistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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