Chemistry

University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Our MSci course is suited to you if you want to gain a solid foundation for postgraduate study or a career in science. The first two years are common to all of our degree courses. You will study fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and applications in areas such as analytical, environmental, materials and theoretical chemistry. You will also develop your ability to design experiments and interpret results and gain key skills through our chemistry-specific communications and mathematics units. Your final year includes a 20-week research project in which you will work with an academic member of staff and their research team on a current problem in chemistry. We are one of the UK’s biggest chemistry schools and we have a superb reputation for teaching and research; over a third of our research was rated 'world-leading' in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our alumni have established careers with a wide range of employers, including Teach First, GlaxoSmithKline, Deloitte LLP and HM Revenue and Customs.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chemistry, Royal Society of

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 codeF103
Institution code B78
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - A*AA Standard offer: A*AA including A in Chemistry Contextual offer: AAB including A in Chemistry If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD D*DD in Science
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in Chemistry, and 15 credits at Merit.
Scottish Higher AAAAA Standard Higher: AAAAA
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Advanced Higher: A in Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 - 34 points Standard offer: 38 points overall to include 18 points at Higher Level, with 6 in Higher Level Chemistry. If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course. Contextual offer: 34 points overall to include 17 points at Higher Level 6 in Higher Level Chemistry. If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade. If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 - D3, D3, M2 Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3. If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Higher Numeracy (B in GCSE Maths or equivalent)

European Baccalaureate offer: 88% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/chemistry/msci-chemistry/


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 £10750 Year 1
International £24000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Chemistry at University of Bristol - UCAS