Cardiff University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Chemistry with a Placement year Abroad

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Course summary

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Overview and aims of the Programme This is a four-year course includes a 9-12-month overseas placement during year three. Working abroad will allow you to experience a different culture, expand your network and develop employability skills. This practical overseas experience will be a valuable addition to your CV when seeking graduate employment. You will gain a broad introduction to the main areas of chemistry and have the opportunity to specialise in an area that is interesting or important to you through optional modules and a research project later in the course. Plus, you will spend many hours in our labs gaining hands-on experience and developing your research, mathematical and computational skills. Our graduates are employed as chemists working in research, process development and analysis, as well as in broader areas such as teaching, marketing, environmental control, patents and finance. Distinctive Features of the Programme Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Placement Year Abroad - Spend your third year in an overseas placement with one of our many partner placement providers around the world. Flexible courses – In most cases it is possible to transfer between any of our MChem and BSc Chemistry courses during the first two years. Great students experience - You'll be welcomed by our student mentors, who'll be there to help with everything from studying to social life. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will guide you with academic matters. Summer research projects - There are a variety of opportunities to undertake summer research projects in Cardiff with support from a member of our academic staff, providing research experience and a valuable addition to your CV.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF106
Institution code C15
Campus nameMain Site - Cardiff
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Further information for International applicants can be found at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international#


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - ABB To include Chemistry. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking A pass in the science practical is normally required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DMM BTEC in Applied Science only
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB - ABB To include Chemistry. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 30 points To include Chemistry.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.
Extended Project A For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English at Grade C (or 4) required

English language requirements

All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.

To find out more, please go to:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £21950 Year 1
Channel Islands £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Channel Islands: Fees stated are for the 2020/21 academic year. Fees after year one The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Overseas: Fees stated are for 2020/21 entry and are fixed for the first three years of study. Where programmes run for longer than three years, any additional years of study will rise in line with forecast inflation, using the RPIX measure of inflation (this is equivalent to the Retail Price Index but excludes mortgage interest payments) plus 2%. The RPIX rate will be taken from April preceding the commencement of the year of study. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship information

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

Chemistry with a Placement year Abroad at Cardiff University - UCAS