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Chemistry University of Southampton Degree level: Undergraduate

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This three-year degree will provide you with a sound background and practical training in all aspects of chemistry, and develop your understanding of its impact on modern society. Taught by leading academics at the forefront of chemistry research, you will get the opportunity to develop your knowledge of a variety of different chemistry applications such as computational chemistry, nuclear magnetic resonance and drug discovery.

You will conduct an independent research project or advanced practicals and you may choose to study topics outside chemistry, for example in mathematics, physics or biology. Whether you want to stay in chemistry research, take up a role in industry or go into something completely different, you can shape your degree to your career aspirations.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) increasing the employability and enhancing the CVs of our graduates.

Course details

Modules

Years 1 and 2: You will study the core areas of modern chemistry, covering organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

Topics include: Isomerism, organic mechanism and retrosynthesis. Thermodynamics, kinetics and quantum mechanics. Molecular orbital and ligand field theory. Transition metal, main group and organometallic chemistry.

Year 3: Choose from advanced optional modules. You’ll also choose from the following two modules: Chemistry Research Project or Advanced Practical Chemistry.

For detailed module information, please visit https://www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/undergraduate/courses/f100_bsc_chemistry.page?#modules

Assessment method

There are written examinations at the end of each semester to test your knowledge and understanding of material presented in the lectures and workshops. The practical work is continuously assessed primarily through written reports. Project work is assessed by dissertation and oral examination together with a report on your relevant skills from your supervisor. A written literature review related to the project is also assessed.

Coursework exercises based on the lecture material are set each week and feedback is provided promptly. In some cases coursework marks are used in calculating your overall mark for the particular module of study.

However in most cases coursework is simply to give you an indication of your progress. The research project will be assessed via a variety of means which may include review of your laboratory notebook, your assessments of the risks and hazards of your work, written reports, oral presentations, the production of a dissertation, and an oral examination.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code F100
Institution code S27
Campus name Main Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - ABB AAB including chemistry with a pass in chemistry Practical
or
ABB including chemistry and one additional science subject with a pass in all science practical components

Accepted A-level science subjects include biology, human biology, physics, mathematics, further mathematics, psychology, geography and geology. A pass in all science practical components is required where applicable. General Studies, Critical Thinking and use of mathematics are excluded for entry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 45 must be at Distinction

A core science Access to HE Diploma must be studied
Scottish Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 D3 D3 M2 in three Principal subjects including chemistry

Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A-levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A or grade M2 can be used in lieu of grade B.
Extended Project A If you are taking an EPQ in addition to three A levels, you will receive the following offer:
ABB including grade A in chemistry with a pass in chemistry Practical and grade A in an EPQ
or
BBB including chemistry and one additional science subject with a pass in all science practical components and grade A in an EPQ
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B). Grade 7/A in GCSE mathematics is preferred for applicants not studying A-level mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 32 points Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in chemistry
or
Pass, with 32 points overall with 16 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in an additional science subject

Accepted science subjects include biology, human biology, physics, mathematics, further mathematics, psychology, geography and geology.

Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including chemistry
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D D + AB at A-Level (or equivalent), to include Chemistry and one other A-level subject.

A pass in all science practical components is required where applicable. General Studies, Critical Thinking and use of mathematics are excluded for entry.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D D + AB at A-Level (or equivalent), to include Chemistry and one other A-level subject.

A pass in all science practical components is required where applicable. General Studies, Critical Thinking and use of mathematics are excluded for entry.
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD DD in the BTEC Diploma plus B in A-level chemistry with a pass in chemistry Practical
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD DD in the BTEC National Diploma plus B in A-level chemistry with a pass in chemistry Practical
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D D in the BTEC Extended Certificate plus grades AB in A-level chemistry and a further A-level subject, with a pass in chemistry Practical

A pass in all science practical components is required where applicable. General Studies, Critical Thinking and use of mathematics are excluded for entry.
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus grades AB in A-level chemistry and a further A-level subject, with a pass in chemistry Practical

A pass in all science practical components is required where applicable. General Studies, Critical Thinking and use of mathematics are excluded for entry.
Scottish Advanced Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A - B AAB from three A-levels including chemistry, with a pass in chemistry Practical
or
AA from two A-levels including chemistry, with a pass in chemistry Practical, and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
or
ABB including chemistry and one additional science subject with a pass in all science practical components
or
AB from two A-levels including chemistry and one additional science subject, with a pass in all science practical components, and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

Accepted A-level science subjects include biology, human biology, physics, mathematics, further mathematics, psychology, geography and geology. A pass in all science practical components is required where applicable. General Studies, Critical Thinking and use of mathematics are excluded for entry.

If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/undergraduate/courses/f100_bsc_chemistry.page?#entry_requirements%0A____________________

English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £21,580 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2020. Fees for entry in September 2021 will be available at the end of August 2020. Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page

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