Chemistry at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Known as the central science, Chemistry provides a fundamental understanding of how the world works at a chemical level. Since the 1840s, Huddersfield has provided a strong chemistry education to its students, supporting the local textile and dyeing industries as a result. Today, you’re not limited just to these industries. A Chemistry BSc(Hons) degree at Huddersfield can take you far as you make contributions to a wide variety of fields, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare and chemical engineering. Why Study Chemistry BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? At Huddersfield, you’ll be joining a Chemistry department with a long and illustrious history. The course will prepare you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry, with a focus on the following core areas of chemistry; organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry and physical chemistry. You’ll gain relevant real-world experience throughout this course. You’ll be taught by leading academics through lectures, seminars, and sessions, which will be supplemented by modern industry instruments in our specialist chemical science labs. Following your first two years on the course, you’ll put your knowledge and skills to the test in an optional supervised work placement. During this placement year, you’ll experience working in a real-world environment within the industry, in the UK or internationally. You’ll also explore employment opportunities within organisations related to your studies and chosen pathway. This course will prepare you for a variety of potentially exciting careers in a range of fields in the industry, as well as for future study. You could work in chemical analysis, chemical manufacturing, healthcare, or pharmaceutics. Professional Bodies This course was last accredited in 2018 by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and for six years thereafter. This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


The first year comprises: • Inorganic Chemistry 1 • Organic Chemistry 1 • Physical Chemistry 1 • Analytical Science 1 • Data Handling • Techniques of Practical Chemistry. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You may choose to spend your third year in industry or go directly into the final year. The final year includes advanced topics in chemistry (both theoretical and practical) as well as a research project. You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicals and directed reading. 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.

Professional bodies

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How to apply

Application codes

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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.

Student Outcomes

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 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.

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Chemistry at University of Huddersfield - UCAS