Chemistry (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

If you don't meet the entry requirements for this degree, you can apply to our foundation option. This will provide you with a bioscience foundation year and qualify you to subsequently start your BSc degree. Our BSc Chemistry course will give you an in-depth understanding of the fundamental studies of structures, properties and reactions relating to chemistry. Throughout the course you will gain strong analytical and practical skills while covering aspects of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. You will also gain extensive laboratory training, enhancing your employability. You could also choose to extend your degree by a year to get some hands-on experience in industry. This industrial research year would give you the practical skills that employers seek, giving you a competitive edge upon graduation.


Foundation Year: Essential Skills for Higher Education (Mental Wealth) (Core), Essential Maths & ICT (Core), Human Biology (Core), Chemistry of Life (Core), Career & Professional Skills (Mental Wealth) (Core), Introduction to the Study of Cells (Core) Year 1: Professional Practice in Science (Mental Wealth) (Core), Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (Core), Mathematics for Scientists (Core), Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (Core), Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry (Core), Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (Core), Level 4 Short Work Placement (Optional) Year 2: Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry (Core), Topics in Environmental and Green Chemistry (Core), Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (Core), Research & Career Development - Mental Wealth (Core), Organic Mechanisms of Synthesis (Core), Topics in Physical Chemistry (Core), Level 5 Short Work Placement (Optional), Year Long Placement (Sandwich Year) (Optional) Year 3: Natural Products and Discovery (Core), Application of Analytical Techniques in Pharmaceutical Quality Control (Core), Research Project and Career Enhancement Portfolio (Mental Wealth) (Core), Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (Core), Bioinorganic Chemistry (Core), Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics (Optional), Medicinal Chemistry (Optional), Level 6 Short Work Placement (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in practical work and theory. In most modules the module mark is derived from both coursework (e.g. laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations) and from written theory examination at the end of the year. Some modules also include laboratory practical exams. Year 1 - 50% Portfolio/Coursework, 33% Laboratory/Practical/ICT, 17% Case Study/PBL Year 2 - 50% Portfolio/Coursework, 30% Case Study/PBL, 20% Written Exam/Timed Assessment Year 3 - 42% Written Exam/Timed Assessment, 33% Laboratory/Practical/ICT, 17% Portfolio/Coursework, 8% Case Study/PBL You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 14 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face to face assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

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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
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

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Chemistry (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS