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Course summary

This combined course aims to provide students with the skills to teach the next generation about the wonders of chemistry. The Chemistry with Education programme allows students to gain a fundamental grounding in chemistry along with the intellectual and research skills needed for a career in teaching. The course has been developed in collaboration with the School of Education, which works closely with both primary and secondary schools. They have developed a curriculum and mode of teaching that is in line with employer expectations. As part of the programme students will undertake teaching placements with local schools. Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs when on placement. The course is designed to encourage a collaborative approach with students engaging with one another, academics and teachers. This can support critical reading, debate, reflection on experience and research into topics of interest.


All students will be given the chance to gain core knowledge in the fundamentals of chemistry in the first year, dealing with topics such as an synthetic methodologies and molecular characterisation; laboratory techniques; molecular structure, bonding and mechanism; and electronic structure, spectroscopy and reactivity in p-block compounds. The second and third years still involve core chemistry but will also include a teaching placement in both years. Subjects can include education practice and science education as well as a third year research project, which could be carried out in a school and on a relevant modern area of science education. All students in the fourth year of the MChem programme currently have the opportunity to undertake a full-year placement. Students can choose a placement with one of the University’s industry or overseas partners, or in one of our research groups in education. Placements are conducted alongside advanced academic study, focusing on research frontiers in chemistry. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

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
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

English language requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept:

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

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

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.
Chemistry with Education at University of Lincoln - UCAS