Keele University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The chemistry course at Keele consistently attracts excellent student feedback and provides an innovative curriculum and high quality teaching. The variety of coursework items embedded within the course allow for the development of chemistry and transferable skills, giving our graduates excellent prospects. Many of the frontiers of science lie at the boundary between scientific disciplines and therefore a Combined Honours degree studying chemistry alongside another subject is attractive to those who wish to explore these areas. You’ll develop a solid foundation of chemical theory and practical skills, building to cover advanced concepts and contemporary issues in chemistry in later years. You can tailor your studies to reflect your interests, and learn how to pursue your own research. You’ll have hands-on experience with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and techniques, enjoy access to dedicated IT facilities and an excellent modern teaching laboratory. You’ll learn to use chemistry in problem solving, and to present your theories and findings confidently and imaginatively to your audiences through a range of media. You could even spend a semester or year abroad. If you study Single Honours Chemistry, your degree will be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The many opportunities offered by this course will equip you to confidently and skilfully pursue your chosen career. You might work in the chemical industry, research or education; you could choose to become a research scientist, toxicologist, or analytical chemist; or you could choose an allied career such as patent law or scientific writing. Alternatively, the problem-solving nature of chemistry gives graduates the edge in industries where these skills are sought in a variety of employment areas from IT to marketing and accountancy. Many students go on to higher study after a first degree in chemistry, allowing them to specialise in an area of interest such as analytical, forensic, synthetic or materials chemistry and eventually work in a wide range of other specialist roles.
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How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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
|A level||BBC||To include A level Chemistry at grade B or above plus a Pass in the Science Practical (England).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||You must have taken sufficient Chemistry units, please contact us for advice.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. To include sufficient Chemistry units. Please contact us for advice.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||To include Higher Level Chemistry at 6 or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English at grade C (or 4) and Maths at grade C (or 4).|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.