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University of St Andrews

Materials Chemistry

UCAS Code: F200
MChem (Hons) 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Materials science
Student score
97% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£24.3k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

All applicants must possess at least 1 GCE A-Level from the following science subjects - Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or equivalent, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology. This forms part of our minimum Faculty entry requirements. Chemistry at grade A.

Scottish Highers
AB

All applicants must possess at least 2 SQA Highers from the following science subjects - Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or equivalent, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology. This forms part of our minimum Faculty entry requirements. Chemistry at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

in addition to SQA Higher requirements. Chemistry at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
37

Including HL6 in Chemistry AND at least SL English AND Mathematics.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

50%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

University of St Andrews

Graduation

St Andrews is a unique combination of ancient and modern, local and global. Founded in 1413 we are the third oldest university in the English-speaking world. The city is quite small the University accounts for approximately half the population but it has a distinctly cosmopolitan air due to the presence of students and staff from more than a hundred countries.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
40%
60%

Year 1

39%
61%

Year 2

42%
58%

Year 3

38%
62%

Year 4

31%
69%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
35%
2%

Year 1

63%
33%
4%

Year 2

50%
32%
18%

Year 3

50%
42%
8%

Year 4

49%
44%
7%

Year 5

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 100%
Student score 97% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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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
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
530 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
48% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £24.3k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject isn't very common for undergraduates – so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Most people studying in this fast-moving and often very specialist area take a first degree in another subject and then do a postgraduate course in materials science. Typically, materials students go on to postgraduate study, and so not many went into work in the UK last year. If you're interested specifically in polymers or textiles, then there is the option to study it as a degree on its own.
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