University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemistry with Environmental Science

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Course summary

Make Huddersfield your choice for studying Chemistry with Environmental Science BSc(Hons) and you’ll be joining a department with a long and illustrious history. Our teaching and research in Chemistry dates back to the 1840s, when we were a centre for colour chemistry, supporting the textile and dyeing industries in the area.

  • We cover the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, as well as giving you the chance to study modules in environmental science, a subject particularly relevant to today’s world.
  • You’ll be able to get a grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problem-solving skills, with a particular focus on environmental issues.
  • In our chemical sciences labs you’ll have the opportunity to learn using the kind of instruments used in industry. And with an optional work placement in the UK or abroad in Year 3, you’ll find everything in place to help you gear your study towards boosting your employability.
  • You'll be taught by academics in specialist areas of chemistry and environmental science, all educated to doctoral level in their subjects and involved in forward-thinking research. This ensures we keep our courses challenging, exciting and thought-provoking and helps prepare you well to start your own career in academic, industrial or commercial settings.
Additional costs: Optional short field trips e.g. one day, are sometimes also arranged, within the Geography subject area modules. The costs of these field trips must be covered by students and vary dependent on the trip. Previous trip costs have ranged from £10 to £100 per student but are dependent on location.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Inorganic Chemistry 1 Organic Chemistry 1 Physical Chemistry 1 Analytical Science 1 Dynamic Living Systems Global Earth Cycles Year 2 Core modules: Inorganic Chemistry 2 Organic Chemistry 2 Physical Chemistry 2 Analytical Science 2 Ecological Adaptation and Conservation Management Anthropocene Year 3 - optional placement year Final year Core modules: Organic Chemistry 3 Analytical Science 3 Chemistry Project - Experimental Design Conservation Science Soil Properties and Contamination Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include- Inorganic Chemistry 3 Physical Chemistry 3

Assessment method

Assessment will include project work, assignments, presentations, tests, practical portfolio, practicals and examinations. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University's entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Chemistry with Environmental Science at University of Huddersfield - UCAS