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Our extended chemistry degree gives you a broad knowledge of the subject and has an extra year to prepare you for degree-level study. You’ll require lower entry points than on our three-year course. Our extended degree in chemistry will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you'll need for successful careers in research and development, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, environmental pollution, and health and safety. The course starts with a foundation year to build up your skills for subsequent years. After this, you'll study the same modules offered on our three-year course. As well as getting a broad education in all branches of chemistry, you'll gain transferable skills that are sought after by employers in other sectors, such as business and public service.
Year 0 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Introduction to Laboratory Practice (15 credits) Introduction to Biochemistry (15 credits) Introduction to Biology (15 credits) Introduction to Chemistry (15 credits) Change and its Measurement (15 credits) Energy, Life and Resources (15 credits) Mathematics for Life Sciences (15 credits) Learning Skills for Science (15 credits) Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Investigative Methodology 1 (15 credits) Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits) Organic Chemistry (15 credits) Physical Chemistry (15 credits) Analytical Chemistry (30 credits) Practical and Professional Skills - Chemistry (30 credits) Year 2 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Research and Professional Skills (15 credits) Further Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits) Further Organic Chemistry (15 credits) Further Physical Chemistry (15 credits) Intermediate Chemistry (30 credits) Instrumental Analysis (15 credits) Green Chemistry (15 credits) Year 3 Option Set 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits) Advanced Inorganic Materials Analysis (15 credits) Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 (Stereochemistry and Mechanisms) (15 credits) Advanced Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics (15 credits) Project - Chemistry (30 credits) Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. Advanced Organic Chemistry 2 (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) (15 credits) Applied Physical Chemistry (15 credits) Option Set 2 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits) Advanced Inorganic Materials Analysis (15 credits) Advanced Organic Chemistry 1 (Stereochemistry and Mechanisms) (15 credits) Advanced Spectroscopy, Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics (15 credits) Project - Chemistry (30 credits) Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. Chemometrics and Informatics (15 credits) Advanced Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade. Coursework- 42% Exams- 50% Practical- 8%
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. An appropriate portfolio of experience (with relevant details and evidence of training qualifications included) would normally be expected to be produced as part of the application process. The relevant programme leader or head of department may require an interview to be carried out if this is considered necessary, plus GCSE English and Maths grade at C (or above). Applications from those with an AS background are welcome if the applicant has studied three/four AS-Level subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background are welcome if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects Other qualifications will be considered on application. We welcome applications from mature students.|
Applicants from a non-UK educational background: International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have: Successfully completed 12 years of full time education The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C) The ability to demonstrate English language capability to an equivalent of IELTS 6.0 or above, with no skill below 5.5. A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system. Applicants who have no IELTS skill less than 5.5, but do not meet IELTS 6.0 overall can apply and take the following two additional courses which are designed to support them: English for Academic Purposes 1 15 credits English for Academic Purposes 2 15 credits These 30 credits are additional to the other courses. Such students therefore study 150 credits, but will only pay fees for 120 credits. These courses are run by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the Avery Hill Campus.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|