University of East London

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Our BSc Chemistry course will give students an in-depth understanding of the fundamental studies of structures, properties and reactions relating to chemistry. There is currently a high demand for chemists with strong analytical and practical skills. Throughout the course students will gain these skills while covering aspects of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. The course will also provide you with extensive laboratory training throughout all years of the course and thereby enhance your employability further. The BSc Chemistry course will provide you with rigorous training that will ensure you graduate with the skills necessary to pursue a career in chemistry or a related field.

Course details


YEAR 1 Biochemistry (core) Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (core) Fundamentals of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (core) Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (core) YEAR 2 Organic Mechanisms and Synthesis (core) Main Group and d-Block Elements (core)Thermodynamics, kinetics and Quantum Theory (core) Investigative Methodology and Research Skills YEAR 3 Natural Product Chemistry and Drug Synthesis (core) Bioinorganic and Medicinal Chemistry (core) Molecular Symmetry and Structure(core) Research Project (core) Work Placement (Final Year) (optional)

Assessment method

Students are assessed in practical work and theory. In most modules the module mark is derived from coursework performed throughout the academic year, which can take a variety of forms including laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations etc., and from written theory examinations, also in a variety of formats, at the end of the academic year. Some modules also include laboratory practical exams. Level 4 modules introduce you to the standards and types of assessment used at university. Some have theory exams staged at intervals throughout the year. Although they do not contribute to your final Honours grade, you are expected to achieve at least 40% in all Level 4 modules. Your final Honours grade uses marks from Level 5 and Level 6 modules only. Your Level 4 modules prepare you to do your best in these later years. A wide variety of assessment methods are used including: Unseen or closed examinations; Seen examinations using precis of work, literature papers, reviews, books etc.; Open examinations; Problem based cases studies; Multiple choice questions; Practical reports; Tutorials; Workshops; Essays; Data analysis; Poster presentations; Oral presentations, Portfolios, Final year research project and dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

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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
EU £13740 Year 1
International £13740 Year 1

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