This course provides you with a broad base of fundamental chemistry, and the practical skills to begin a rewarding career in science. On this course you will learn the fundamentals of chemistry, the supporting skills and methods for study, and you will have the opportunity to work with a local company. As you progress, you will learn more of the specialist techniques and theories of chemistry, and also build your professional networks. The further you develop, the deeper you will delve into the core of chemistry, and applications in industry and the environment. Our academic staff in the Faculty of Science, Business and Enterprise are from a range of backgrounds, including experienced international researchers, industrialists and educationalists, to ensure your time with us at Chester allows you to make the most of your potential. Working with our industrial partners and the wider community, you will gain relevant commercial experience throughout your studies via our close relationships with commercial partners, and with a fantastic range of facilities you’ll have everything you need to get the most out of your degree. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.
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We believe that the traditional examination is not always the best way to assess a student’s ability in chemistry (in fact, it is often a test of memory). You can expect to be assessed using a variety of methods including laboratory reports, practical exams, podcast recording as well as poster and oral presentations.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree. Please note: certain courses may require that you have studied a specific subject at GCE A Level (or acceptable alternatives) A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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