University of Huddersfield has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Make Huddersfield your choice for studying Chemistry 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. Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, our modern chemistry courses carry on that vibrant and distinguished tradition.
- We cover the core areas of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry, as well as giving you the chance to explore more specialist options during your studies.
- You could find yourself delving into medicinal chemistry or getting to grips with chemical engineering or forensic science, all helping you to tailor your degree to the kind of job you’d like to do after graduation.
- Whichever options you choose, you’ll be able to get a grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry while developing your logical reasoning and imaginative problem-solving skills.
- 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 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.
Year 1 Core modules: Inorganic Chemistry 1 Organic Chemistry 1 Physical Chemistry 1 Analytical Science 1 Techniques of Practical Chemistry Data Handling Year 2 Core modules: Organic Chemistry 2 Analytical Science 2 Inorganic Chemistry 2 Physical Chemistry 2 Option modules: Choose one of the following four combinations- Option 1 Practical Chemistry Biology for the Chemical and Forensic Sciences Option 2 Practical Chemistry Chemical Engineering 1 Option 3 Practical Forensic Science 2 Crime Scene and Forensic Examinations Option 4 Chemical Engineering 1 Laboratory Skills for Chemical Engineering 2 Year 3 - optional placement year Supervised Work Experience Final year Core modules: Chemistry Project - Experimental Design Advanced Chemistry Practical Organic Chemistry 3 Inorganic Chemistry 3 Physical Chemistry 3 Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include- Analytical Science 3 Chemical Engineering 2 Forensic Science and the Law Advanced Forensic Biology and Toxicology Chemical Engineering 3 Analytical Science 4 Chemical Therapeutics Molecular Targets and Drug Design Sustainable Industrial Systems
Assessment will include written exams and coursework including laboratory reports, short tests, and oral and poster presentations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade C in Chemistry at A Level.|
|A level||BBC||including a grade C in Chemistry. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by an A Level in Chemistry at a minimum grade C.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||to include 21 credits in Chemistry.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications, including Higher Level Chemistry at grade 5.|
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) - https://courses.hud.ac.uk/2020-21/full-time/undergraduate/science-extended-degree-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree/ 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 - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/