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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Chemistry
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Chemistry and Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

Chemistry and Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

EITHER 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 5 in Higher Level Maths OR 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and 5 in Higher Level Physics or Biology and 6 in Standard Level Maths.

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

91%

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

Modules

Modules include: Chemistry laboratory and assessed work; mathematics and physics for chemists; introduction to inorganic chemistry; introduction to organic chemistry; introduction to physical chemistry; chemistry laboratory; introduction to polymer chemistry; organic synthesis; foundations of electrochemistry and properties of solutions; organic chemistry ii; statistical mechanics; symmetry and group theory in chemistry; transition metal chemistry: structure, reactivity and organometalic chemistry; solid state materials; introduction to biological and medicinal chemistry; key skills; organometallic reactions and catalysis; metal ions in biological systems: bio-inorganic chemistry; polymer chemistry; structure elucidation by NMR and MS; molecular pharmacology; MChem professional experience placement project; laboratory work; MChem professional experience placement presentation; extended laboratory work; MChem industrial training placement project; enzymes and natural product biosynthesis; molecular interactions in chemistry and biology; basic molecular modelling; European placement project; molecular quantum mechanics; research project for visiting students; frontiers in chemistry; stereoselective synthesis; reactive intermediates; colloidal materials: bubbles, droplets, and particles; structures and properties of advanced inorganic materials; research project and methodology; synthetic chemistry i (organic); synthetic chemistry ii (metallo-organic); synthetic chemistry iii (supramolecular and macromolecular); dynamics of chemical reactions; electrochemistry and nanotechnology; advanced medicinal and biological chemistry; theoretical and computational chemistry; research project for MChem industrial training students.

University of Warwick

Campus

Warwick is a world-class University with a buzzing sense of community and vibrant social scene. Based in the heart of campus, Warwick Students' Union is the focal point of student life, with a recently refurbished and modern building and top-notch facilities for relaxing, partying, eating, drinking and welfare. We are one of the largest unions for clubs and societies in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

29%
71%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
70%
30%

Year 1

69%
6%
25%

Year 2

71%
29%

Year 3

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 93%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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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
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
446 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

4%

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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