Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: Chemistry is essential in modern society. The electronics at the heart of your mobile phone, the fibre optics which bring you high-speed broadband, most of the fabrics and dyes in the clothes you wear – none of these would exist without a thorough understanding of the chemical properties of substances. You can complete an optional work placement year.
Course details: Teesside University is located in the North East of England - home to some of the most advanced chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the world. The employment-focused nature of this degree takes full advantage of the industries in our region to develop the skills and knowledge that employers seek in chemistry graduates.
After the course: In addition to a solid grounding in chemistry, a chemistry degree provides you with a range of skills, such as numeracy, data handling and analysis, teamwork and problem solving, which are highly valued by employers. The chemical industry is one of the most important contributors to the UK economy and provides excellent career prospects for our chemistry graduates. Graduates can seek employment in a wide range of industries and organisations, ranging from pharmaceuticals, environmental agencies, processing industries, food, manufacturing and product development, to surprising areas such as publishing and journalism, automotive and aerospace industries, IT and telecommunications, law and business, teaching and healthcare.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
You have a range of lectures, small-group tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. Some modules are largely student centred where you learn by carrying out independent tasks rather than attending lectures. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project.
One module in each year of your study involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Your course involves a range of assessments including problem-solving assignments, essays, presentations, laboratory results and record keeping, report writing, group work and examinations.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points|
|A level||Chemistry at grade C.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Science subjects including chemistry. MM accepted if further qualifications offered; grade D*D* if single qualification.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access course with 30 level 3 credits from science units including chemistry.|
|Scottish Higher||Chemistry at grade A.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||96 - 112 points including chemistry at grade H2 at Higher Level.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Chemistry at grade A.|
Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 112 tariff points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent, one of which should be Chemistry. Key skills Level 3 and General Studies A level may be accepted. GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|