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Chemistry

University of Surrey

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Why choose this course Our BSc and MChem Chemistry courses will teach you the fundamentals of chemistry while also allowing you to make your own discoveries. We’re accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and are ranked 7th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2019. Our courses also offer Professional Training placements with leading organisations in the UK and abroad, helping you to gain the confidence to translate your ideas into practice. Our small and friendly department offers one of the best staff-to-student ratios in the country, and scored 92 per cent for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2018). What you will study Our chemistry courses combine modern, practical chemistry with core theory. You’ll explore topics including energy and fuel cells, advanced materials, natural products and advanced analytical techniques. You can also choose to complete a Professional Training placement, with opportunities available among leading chemical companies in the UK and further afield. You can apply to study for either a BSc or an MChem (Master of Chemistry). The MChem builds on the BSc course with a masters year, and is a direct route to a masters qualification. On an MChem, you’ll spend a year doing research with an industry partner before returning for a final year of masters-level modules. You may have the option to switch to a BSc or MChem during your studies.

Course details

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.


Unistats information

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85%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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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

*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

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Course codeF103
Institution code S85
Campus nameStag Hill
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 BBB - ABB Overall: ABB - BBB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Chemistry and a second science subject. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DDD Overall: DDD - DDM in the BTEC Extended Diploma. Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).
Access to HE Diploma Overall: QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 Credits including between: 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit - 27 at Distinction and 18 at Merit Required Subjects: Modules must be in relevant subjects. GCSE Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).
Scottish Higher ABBBB - AABBB Overall: AABBB - ABBBB Required Subjects: Chemistry and a second science subject. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB - ABB Overall: ABB - BBB Required Subjects: Chemistry and a second science subject. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Overall: 32 Required Subjects: HL5/SL6 in Chemistry and a second science subject. GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Overall: Pass overall with ABB - BBB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Required Subjects: A level Chemistry and a second science subject. GCSE or Equivalent: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.
Extended Project A Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with 5.5 in each element

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2020/21: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate-2020-entry
Chemistry at University of Surrey - UCAS