Chemistry, BSc Hons

Chemistry, BSc Hons

Chemistry is a central science, and a qualification in this subject will offer a variety of employment opportunities. The objective of this programme is to provide a broad-based education in all four branches of chemistry. A major emphasis throughout the programme is the development of students' problem solving and transferable skills.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a broad knowledge of chemistry and associated practical skills in order for them to become competent to practice in a range of professional environments or to progress to higher degrees in chemistry
  • To develop the ability to apply chemistry skills and knowledge to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in chemistry
  • To develop transferable skills which will be of value both during the programme and in later employment.

UCAS code

F110 M BSc/C

Department

Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Science

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
5 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM Chemistry and two other suitable A-levels

OR BTEC National, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades

OR equivalent qualifications will be considered

PLUS a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.

* We welcome applications from mature students.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework, including practical project work.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This allows graduates to apply for associate membership.

Career options

Graduates have opportunities in research and development, teaching, chemical and pharmaceutical industries (production development, analytical science, quality assurance and information science), forensic science, environmental pollution, and health and safety.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 2 courses from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Option Set 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are also required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - MS

Year 4

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Chemical, Pharm. & Life Sci.

From forensic science and chemistry to pharmaceutical science and human nutrition. Whatever you choose to study you will be taught by experienced staff in state-of-the-art labs and gain important skills.

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