Chemistry with Mathematics

University of Southampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Our MChem Chemistry with Mathematics programme combines chemistry and mathematics in each year of the degree, with chemistry as the major component. The programme includes a major research project in year four, at the interface between chemistry and mathematics, which will allow you to gain research skills in both areas at an advanced level. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a scientific career in areas such as analytical chemistry, programming and computational chemistry, nanotechnology and other chemical industries, or within research in academia. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) increasing the employability and enhancing the CVs of our graduates.

Course details

Modules

Study the same core and advanced chemistry modules, and research projects, as detailed in MChem Chemistry. In addition, 25% of your degree will be made up of mathematical optional modules. The modules available are: Year 1: Calculus and Multivariable Calculus Year 2: Linear Algebra 1, Probability and Statistics or Dynamics and Relativity Year 3: Statistical Distribution Theory or Analysis; Statistical Modelling or Partial Differential Equations Year 4: Design and Analysis of Experiments, Optimisation, Numerical Methods, Graph Theory, Statistical Inference, Advanced Partial Differential Equations For a full list of modules, please visit https://www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/undergraduate/courses/f1gc_mchem_chemistry_maths_combined.page?#modules

Assessment method

There are written examinations at the end of each semester to test your knowledge and understanding of material presented in the lectures and workshops. The practical work is continuously assessed primarily through written reports. Project work is assessed by dissertation and oral examination together with a report on your relevant skills from your supervisor. A written literature review related to the project is also assessed. Coursework exercises based on the lecture material are set each week and feedback is provided promptly. In some cases coursework marks are used in calculating your overall mark for the particular module of study. However in most cases coursework is simply to give you an indication of your progress. The research project will be assessed via a variety of means including review of your laboratory notebook, your assessments of the risks and hazards of your work, written reports, oral presentations, the production of a dissertation, and an oral examination.


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 codeF1GC
Institution code S27
Campus nameMain Site - Highfield Campus
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 AAB - AAA AAA including chemistry and mathematics with a pass in chemistry Practical or AAB including chemistry, mathematics and one additional science subject with a pass in all science practical components Accepted A-level science subjects include biology, human biology, physics, mathematics, further mathematics, psychology, geography and geology. A pass in all science practical components is required where applicable. General Studies, Critical Thinking and use of mathematics are excluded for entry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D D in the BTEC Extended Certificate plus grades AA in A-level chemistry and A-level mathematics with a pass in chemistry Practical A pass in the chemistry Practical is required where applicable. 'Use of mathematics' A-level is not a substitute for 'mathematics' A-level.
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus grades AA in A-level chemistry and A-level mathematics with a pass in chemistry Practical A pass in the chemistry Practical is required where applicable. 'Use of mathematics' A-level is not a substitute for 'mathematics' A-level.
Scottish Advanced Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 34 points Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in chemistry and 6 at Higher Level in mathematics or Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in chemistry, 6 at Higher Level in mathematics and 5 at Higher Level in one additional science subject Accepted science subjects include biology, human biology, physics, mathematics, further mathematics, psychology, geography and geology. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis. Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A AAA from three A-levels including chemistry and mathematics with a pass in chemistry Practical or AA from two A-levels including chemistry and mathematics with a pass in chemistry Practical, and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate A pass in the chemistry Practical is required where applicable. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. 'Use of mathematics' A-level is not a substitute for 'mathematics' A-level.
Extended Project A If you are taking an EPQ in addition to three A levels, you will receive the following offer: AAB including grade A in chemistry and mathematics with a pass in chemistry Practical and grade A in an EPQ or ABB including grade A in chemistry, grade B in mathematics and grade B in one additional science subject with a pass in all science practical components and grade A in an EPQ
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 including chemistry and mathematics
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 D3 D3 D3 in three Principal subjects including chemistry and mathematics Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A-levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A or grade M2 can be used in lieu of grade B.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D D + AA at A-level (or equivalent), to include chemistry and mathematics. A pass in chemistry Practical is required where applicable. 'Use of mathematics' A-level is not a substitute for 'mathematics' A-level.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D D + AA at A-level (or equivalent), to include chemistry and mathematics. A pass in chemistry Practical is required where applicable. 'Use of mathematics' A-level is not a substitute for 'mathematics' A-level.

If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

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

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/undergraduate/courses/f1gc_mchem_chemistry_maths_combined.page?#entry_requirements%0A____________________


English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £21580 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2020. Fees for entry in September 2021 will be available at the end of August 2020. Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page
Chemistry with Mathematics at University of Southampton - UCAS