Chemistry

University of Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Our stimulating Chemistry MSci degree enables you to develop a multi-disciplinary outlook in this dynamic subject. At Birmingham you’ll learn from world-renowned researchers who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge in areas from nanoscale chemistry and chemical biology to green polymers and chemical imaging. If you like creative problem solving and relish the opportunity to study a dynamic subject that is constantly evolving, then this Chemistry MSci degree has been formulated for you. It will provide you with a thorough grounding in all aspects of modern chemistry, as well as an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in cutting-edge research - and take part in it yourself for your final-year project. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to analyse problems and interpret complex data, propose innovative solutions and design new molecules and materials to solve many of the challenges facing society. You will also be equipped with highly developed lab skills, including meticulous analytical work, the measurement of physical properties and the ability to carry out multi-step synthetic procedures. We’ve been at the forefront of chemistry teaching and research for more than 100 years, producing several Nobel Prize-winners along the way, and we have some of the best facilities and equipment in the country. No wonder our students regularly place us among the top chemistry departments in UK for student satisfaction.

Course details

Modules

A full breakdown of modules and credits is located on our website, which you can access by clicking on the 'view course details' link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the 'course details' tab in the module section.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF101
Institution code B32
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - AAA Offer will depend on subject combination. A level Chemistry. Minimum Mathematics requirement: GCSE grade B. You must also pass the practical element of any reformed science A levels which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught from 2015. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Maths are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC only considered when combined with other qualifications.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,6,6 - 6,6,5 at Higher Level, including Chemistry at Higher Level, with a minimum of 32 points overall. One or more additional science subjects at Higher Level is advantageous. A minimum of 5 at Standard Level English and 4 at Standard Level Maths is required for those students who do not have a minimum of grade C in English at GCSE and of grade B in Maths at GCSE.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/International/students/finance/fees.aspx If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be quoted on your offer letter.
Chemistry at University of Birmingham - UCAS