Our four year BSc Applied Chemistry course emphasises the commercial as well as industrial application of chemistry. We aim to expand your fundamental chemical knowledge, refine your professional, scientific and technical skills and to develop your personal, communication and management skills. This programme is academically the same as the BSc Chemistry, but as an applied chemist you will also spend a year on placement in industry. We cater for the needs of ‘pure’ chemists whilst providing the opportunity to explore the industrial, pharmaceutical, technological and commercial dimensions of chemistry. Business and other specialist topics are built into our courses enabling you to develop valuable management skills. You share your first year with chemical engineers, to gain a deeper insight into industrial processes. Your broad grounding in the principles of chemistry will prepare you to enter research, development or production in the chemical process industries or to undertake postgraduate research or teaching certificates. Alternatively you may pursue a career in areas as diverse as commerce, administration, accounting, banking or the civil service. Ultimately you will be equipped for a successful career in chemistry, the chemical industries or a vast range of alternative scientific, business and professional occupations such as teaching. Key course benefits:
- Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
- Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects
- Our Chemistry courses achieved 100% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022)
- Ranked Top 10 in the UK for Course Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide League Tables, 2023)
Year One: Core Modules Sustainability, Design and Build Organic Chemistry I Physical Chemistry I Inorganic Chemistry I Mathematics for Chemists Core modules Organic Chemistry II Biological Chemistry I Physical Chemistry II Polymer I Inorganic Chemistry II Choose one optional module: Introduction to Business Management Introduction to Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Environmental Chemistry I Molecular Cell Biology Year 3 Optional Placement: EPS Study Placement Year EPS Industrial Placement Year EPS Study/Work Placement Core Modules â€¢ Physical Chemistry III â€¢ Organic Chemistry III â€¢ Polymer II â€¢ Inorganic Chemistry III â€¢ Research Project Choose two optional modules: Advances in Lipid Chemistry Advanced NMR Techniques Biological Chemistry II Surfaces, Nanomaterials and Catalysis Advances in Biomaterials Science Renewable Technologies Environmental Chemistry II Frontiers of the Periodic Table Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aston University, Birmingham
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