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MChem (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Chemistry at grade A and at least one acceptable science or maths subject at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAAB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

Chemistry at grade A and one from Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geology, Geography or Psychology at grade A. Chemistry at grade A and (Any Science subject at grade A or Any Maths subject at grade A).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

18 points required at Higher Level including Chemistry (6) and one from Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geology, Geography or Psychology.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

96%

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

£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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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

Similar in structure to our MChem Chemistry (F103), we will support you in finding a one-year placement at a UK or EU-based chemistry company in year four. Year three includes core and elective advanced chemistry courses and an independent research project. Your industrial placement will provide a unique opportunity to strengthen your employability, develop industrial contacts and enhance your transferable skills. This integrated masters course is designed for those with a keen interest in pursuing a career in the chemical sciences, but many continue their study after graduation (PhD, MSc).

Modules

Years 1 and 2: Students study comprehensive theoretical chemistry with an embedded element of laboratory based learning. Years 3 and/or Year 4: Students study an extensive range of advanced chemistry courses, hosted in Southampton, with different and complementary independent research experiences in each year. F1BC/F1GC students will replace two of their chemistry lecture courses with courses in medicinal science/maths. Year 3 may be spent on an assessed UK industry placement. Year 4 includes some core and elective advanced chemistry courses and an independent research project. Typical course content: fundamentals of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, advanced subject specialisation (eg natural product synthesis, materials chemistry, nanoscience, electrochemistry, medicinal chemistry, laser spectroscopy, environmental chemistry, X-ray crystallography), relevant and topical laboratory teaching, at least one independent research opportunity, possibility of an industrial research placement, skills training relevant to all potential careers.

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
37%
63%

Year 1

32%
44%
24%

Year 2

63%
37%

Year 3

4%
23%
73%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
66%
15%
19%

Year 1

56%
19%
25%

Year 2

60%
40%

Year 3

12%
69%
19%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
357 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The number of students taking chemistry courses hasn't changed much in the last ten years, even as numbers in most other subjects have risen, and it's felt the UK has a shortage of chemistry grads overall. 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 many industries, from the food industry to teaching, need chemistry graduates, and 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. The recession hasn't been too kind to chemists, and current problems, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry (one of the key employers for chemists), mean that the stats are probably a little worse than we'd normally expect – they should improve over the next few years.
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