Chemistry at Wirral Metropolitan College - UCAS


Wirral Metropolitan College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Course summary

This course, written and validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) covers topics, typically included in the first two years of a modern chemistry BSc including inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and green chemistry. Five Level 4 modules will be studied in the first year of the course and five Level 5 units in the second year. Good links are maintained with the University so that students will feel comfortable with progressing to UCLan. Students will have access to the UCLan library which includes e-books and e-journals. We also offer a part-time course which lasts for three years. It is suitable both for day release students employed in local industry and those for whom part-time study is a better option. Typically, a single module will require about 8 hours per week. This normally consists of between two to four hours contact time with staff in lectures, practical sessions or tutorials and the rest in private study, reading around the subject or preparing assignments. There will be the opportunity to progress to a two year, part time BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree delivered at the College upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree. After completing this course, there is opportunity to transfer directly to year 3 of BSc (Hons) Chemistry at UCLan. Students will gain significant knowledge and understanding of chemical processes and laboratory techniques used in the chemical industry. There is therefore the opportunity to progress to a variety of careers within chemical industry.

Course details


Level 4 modules will be studied in the first year of the course and Level 5 units in the second year. The level 4 modules: •Basic Skills for Chemists (practical chemistry and mathematics) •Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry •Introduction to Physical Chemistry •Introduction to Organic Chemistry •Introduction to Analytical Chemistry •Sustainability and the Chemical Industry The level 5 modules: •Inorganic Chemistry •Organic Chemistry •Physical Chemistry: Applications in Analytical Science •Laboratory Chemistry •Advanced Analytical Chemistry •Project Module.

Assessment method

The majority of level 4 modules are assessed by assignments and in-class tests. A portfolio of laboratory work must also be maintained. The majority of level 5 modules have fewer assignments than the level 4 modules and will have a formal examination. A project report is a requirement of the project module.

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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 codeF100
Institution code W73
Campus nameTwelve Quays Campus
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

You should have 4 good GCSEs (A* - C/Grade 4 or above) including double science, English and mathematics plus two A levels (Grade D or above), one of which must be in chemistry. Equivalent qualifications such as the BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma and Access to HE courses will be considered as alternatives, providing there is significant chemistry content.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7790 Year 1
England £7790 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7790 Year 1
Scotland £7790 Year 1
Wales £7790 Year 1

Additional fee information

Wirral Met College does not currently hold a Tier 4 licence to sponsor applicants who need a student visa to allow them to study in the UK. We are therefore only able to proceed with applications from those with current status which allows study.
Chemistry at Wirral Metropolitan College - UCAS