University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemistry with a foundation year

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Course summary

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Chemistry is central to understanding the world around us, and key to solving some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century – such as human health and the world’s increasing energy demands. At Kent you will study core chemistry modules as well as exploring chemistry and the environment, biochemistry and maths and computing. Choose Chemistry at Kent because:

  • our Chemistry degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • our unique final year research project gives you the chance to work on a topic of interest and develop highly valued skills including data analysis and interpretation, problem solving and communication.
  • you receive extensive practical training in our industry standard laboratories as well as the opportunity to complete an exciting research project which teaches you a range of transferable skills
  • your lecturers are active researchers and innovative teachers, so you are taught the most up-to-date science in a stimulating and supportive environment
  • we focus on employability skills from day one and have been ranked 6th for graduate prospects in the Compete University Guide 2022. With practical experience, transferable skills and our dedicated inhouse careers team, you'll get the best possible start to your future – whether it be in the world of work or further study.
Our foundation year is for science students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to Stage 1 of our degree programmes. It is also an excellent conversion course for applicants who have shown academic ability in non-science subjects. Applications to this programme will be considered for those who are returning to study following a period in work where they have gained relevant experience but do not have traditional academic qualifications. This degree programme introduces you to a range of chemistry modules including experimental, materials, organic and inorganic chemistry as well as biochemistry, maths and computing.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15400 Year 1
International £20500 Year 1

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Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2021/22 for international students are £20,500 for laboratory programmes and £16,800 for non-laboratory programmes
Chemistry with a foundation year at University of Kent - UCAS