Keele University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. This course is designed for those who want to gain direct chemistry research experience and who are considering a career as a research chemist in industry or academia. The variety of coursework items embedded within the course allow for the development of chemistry and transferable skills, giving our graduates excellent prospects. The chemistry course at Keele consistently attracts excellent student feedback and provides an innovative curriculum and high quality teaching. This is a four year course in which you’ll have the opportunity to focus on topics which suit your interests and aspirations and develop your chemical knowledge and laboratory skills. You’ll also develop a range of important transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills, and the ability to conduct cutting-edge research. In years one and two, practical chemistry is taught in our modern teaching laboratories with industry standard equipment. In the third year, you will carry out a research project to develop your research skills as well as several taught modules, including a synoptic module to consolidate your chemistry knowledge. Fourth year lectures and seminars cover research focused material, and you’ll undertake a major research project in your chosen area of chemistry, working in the research laboratories and using state of the art instrumentation. With a master’s degree, your knowledge and skills will be very appealing to employers and academics as a trained researcher. You may have developed a specific interest in an area of chemistry such as fuel cell technology, catalysis, sugar chemistry or organic synthesis which you’d like to explore at PhD level, and over 50% of our MChem cohort move on to a research degree. If you choose to go straight into employment, you might work in the chemical, pharmaceutical or environmental industries as a research scientist, analytical chemist or in other roles where scientific knowledge and related skills are in demand, such as scientific instrument sales, patent law or environmental analysis.
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How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BBC||To include A level Chemistry at grade B or above plus a Pass in the Science Practical (England).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||You must have taken sufficient Chemistry units, please contact us for advice.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. To include sufficient Chemistry units. Please contact us for advice.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||To include Higher Level Chemistry at 6 or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English at grade C (or 4) and Maths at grade C (or 4).|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.