Cardiff University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Overview and aims of the Programme This four-year course includes a 9-12 month paid work placement during year three. You will get the opportunity to create valuable contacts and develop transferrable skills that will prepare you for a competitive work environment. Our strong links with industry can help you find a placement, in the past our students have completed placements with Dow Chemical Company, GSK, Pfizer and Kodak. You will gain a broad introduction to the main areas of chemistry and have the option to specialise in an area that is interesting or important to you through optional modules and a research project later in the course. Plus, you will spend many hours in our labs gaining hands-on experience and developing your research, mathematical and computational skills. Our graduates are employed as chemists working in research, process development and analysis, as well as in broader areas such as teaching, marketing, environmental control, patents and finance. Distinctive Features of the Programme Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Year in Industry - Spend your third year working in a paid role at an industrial laboratory where you can gain valuable experience and develop your professional skills. Flexible courses – In most cases it is possible to transfer between any of our MChem and BSc Chemistry courses during the first two years. Great students experience - You'll be welcomed by our student mentors, who'll be there to help with everything from studying to social life. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will guide you with academic matters. Summer research projects - There are a variety of opportunities to undertake summer research projects in Cardiff with support from a member of our academic staff, providing research experience and a valuable addition to your CV.
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.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB - ABB||To include Chemistry. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking A pass in the science practical is normally required.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM||BTEC in Applied Science only|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB - ABB||To include Chemistry. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 30 points||to include Chemistry|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths Grade C (or 4) and GCSE English Grade C (or 4 ) required.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.