Chemistry with Professional Studies

University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Chemistry at Salford integrates the core branches of organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry in a way that meets the needs of employers who are looking for highly skilled chemists across the range of modern chemical industries. We are bringing the industry to you by integrating contributions and perspectives from industry experts into course content, thus ensuring that you will be well prepared for life after university as well as being exceptionally employable. With an emphasis on integrating your understanding of concepts and applying laboratory skills to find answers to current problems, you will appreciate how chemistry and its applications can transform the world we live in. You will gain experience in aspects of sustainable chemistry, a vital area of the modern chemicals industry, also known as ‘green’ chemistry. You can develop this further if you wish by taking the BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry route in your second year. This involves studying modules in environmental chemistry where you will learn about environmentally-friendly approaches to the design of new materials, technologies and clean synthetic methods, as well as studying the impact of inorganic and organic molecules on human health and the environment. At the University of Salford we pride ourselves on our research and have recently invested extensively in our facilities to ensure that our students are able to complete research projects that are exciting and inspiring, contributing useful findings to the field. Examples of research areas that you can explore include: nanotechnology, drug design and repurposing, cancer and antimicrobial research, natural products, biomarkers, analytical detection of volatiles, mass spectrometry, computational studies, skin modelling, environmental assessment, pollution and remediation, toxicology and much more.

Course details


Year one modules may include: Chemical Structure Determination; Introduction to Organic Chemistry; Introduction to Physical Chemistry; Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry; Introductory Biochemistry; Biochemical and Pharmaceutical skills. Year two modules may include: Applied Chemical Skills; Chemical and Biochemical Research Skills; Bio-inorganic and Medicinal Chemistry; Core Organic Chemistry; Green Chemistry; Core Physical Chemistry. Final year modules may include: Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry; Advanced Organic Chemistry; Advanced Physical Chemistry; Science and Industry; Research Project and Professional Skills. You have the opportunity to complete a placement year between years two and three, which you arrange with our support.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeF123
Institution code S03
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points
A level 104-120 UCAS points from at least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Chemistry. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Suitable Science subject, including Chemistry. Health BTECs are not accepted as do not contain sufficient Chemistry.
Access to HE Diploma 104-120 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in a suitable Science subject, including Chemistry.
Scottish Higher 104-120 UCAS points from Higher Level, including C in Higher Level Chemistry.
AS Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D - D*D* Suitable Science subject, including Chemistry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Including Chemistry.
Extended Project Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104-120 UCAS points from Higher Level, including Higher Level Chemistry.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

Fees and funding

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University of Salford
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M5 4WT

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Monday 6 July to Wednesday 12 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 13 August, 7.30am to 7pm, Friday 14 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 15 August 10am to 4pm, Sunday 16 August Closed, Monday 17 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10am to 4pm).

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Chemistry with Professional Studies at University of Salford - UCAS