Chemistry (Including Foundation Year)

University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)
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Course summary

If you don’t have the right grades to enrol directly on to our BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree, you could opt to start your studies with a foundation year. The extra year is intended to give you the best possible preparation for success on the Chemistry degree. You’ll study introductory modules relevant to the degree whilst developing key skills for academic study. Within this Chemistry degree, we place an emphasis on analytical chemistry and modern aspects of chemical science, to develop your ability to apply the principles of chemistry to your career pathway. Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, our Chemistry courses provide a depth of practical experience that employers find highly attractive. Possible careers include industrial chemist, pharmaceutical scientist, forensic scientist, biochemist, cosmetic scientist, environmental scientist, medicinal chemist, metallurgist, teaching and lecturing, research and/or development scientist, public analyst, health and safety adviser. Our chemistry facilities are on a par with those found in industry. Students make full use of the laboratories during their studies and gain hands-on experience using the extensive chemical equipment. Our Chemistry courses are based at our Glyntaff campus. USW Glyntaff is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful views.

Course details

Professional bodies

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeW3N7
Institution code W01
Campus namePontypridd
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points To include one Science subject and to exclude General Studies. We take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
A level EE To include one Science subject and to exclude General Studies. We take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP Relevant subject required. We take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits M: 0 credits P: 45 credits Science or Mathematics Access required. Combinations of credits amounting to the same tariff points are acceptable – if you have any questions please contact [email protected]

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.

Provider information

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University of South Wales
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Treforest
Pontypridd
CF37 1DL


Clearing contact details

Enquiries and Admissions Team

03455 767778

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 15th August 2019 7.00am - 8.00pm Friday 16th August 2019 7.00am - 8.00pm Saturday 17th August 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday 18th August 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm All other weekdays 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday 26th August 2019 - Closed


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Chemistry (Including Foundation Year) at University of South Wales - UCAS