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University of South Wales

Chemistry

UCAS Code: R529

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Gread B in Chemistry and normally one other science required. General Studies is not accepted. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

Access to HE Diploma

D:18,M:24,P:3

Access must be in a relevant subject and include Chemistry modules.

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

DMM

BTEC must be in a relevant subject and include Chemistry modules.

UCAS Tariff

112

Chemistry and normally one other science required. General Studies is not accepted. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A*-C

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time | 2019

Subject

Chemistry

Highly skilled and well-qualified chemists are in demand by industry. The MSci Chemistry degree allows you to combine the rigours of bachelors and masters level modules into one integrated undergraduate package, and develop the advanced practical skills, knowledge and technical capability to work towards becoming a senior chemist.

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the applied nature of this Chemistry degree will prepare you to enter jobs in areas such as environmental monitoring and quality assurance, and in industries from food manufacture to textiles, materials processing and medicinal products testing.

To enhance your skills and career potential, there is plenty of hands-on practical experience as part of your studies. The MSci Chemistry course focuses on current research and development areas within the chemical industry including catalysis, modern materials and their applications, molecular modelling, advanced organic synthesis, and compound analysis and characterisation.

You will learn from experienced lecturers and researchers how these exciting areas of chemistry and chemical science apply in the real world by providing new materials and medicines. You will study for a PRINCE2 Foundation qualification in project management, which is valued by employers of chemical scientists, and conduct a major laboratory research project in a current area of science.

Our chemistry facilities are on a par with those found in industry. Students make full use of the laboratories during their studies and gain hands-on experience using the extensive chemical equipment.

Our Chemistry courses are based at our Glyntaff campus. USW Glyntaff is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful views.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Applied Sciences

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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.

87%
high
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

96%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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.

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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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