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Chemistry (Materials Chemistry) University of Bradford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Materials chemistry is a really exciting area to be involved in, as new discoveries such as nanomaterials or new functional polymers, have the capacity to make major and immediate contributions to society.

As such, a graduate in materials chemistry will be well placed to take full advantage of exciting job opportunities in new areas of materials science.

Chemistry at the University of Bradford has recognised the importance of these emerging technologies and has invested heavily in staff and expertise. In such a fast-paced sector it is important that a materials chemist receives a learning experience that is at the forefront of the discipline.

Our materials chemists are leading on the development of exciting projects in functional polymers for the detection of bacteria, the use of nanomaterials in drug delivery and the use of novel molecular organic frameworks for hydrogen storage.

The materials chemistry curriculum has been designed around a solid understanding of the fundamental science, and an appreciation of the exciting applications possible with these new materials.

During the first two years, you will develop a sound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry, with core content delivered across the traditional areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

To give you an intellectually fulfilling experience our chemistry courses allow you to take 20 credits of elective modules in stages 1 and 2, with subjects offered from across the university’s teaching portfolio such as mathematics, engineering, economics and more.

In the third year we will introduce you to specialist content in medicinal, materials and analytical chemistry. You will also have the opportunity to study a specific subject to a greater depth during an extended dissertation.

It is possible to exit after stage 3 with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry.

In the Master's year you will develop a deeper understanding of the application of chemistry to solving real-world problems. Master's-level training focuses on deploying training in real-world settings. Academic research experience involves students working on their own project as part of a research team alongside postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers at the University.

Professional accreditation
Students can apply for membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Rankings
Ranked 18th in the UK for Chemistry in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Inorganic Chemistry 1 (core), Organic Chemistry 1 (core), Physical Chemistry 1 (core), Practical Chemistry 1 (core), Elective (option) Year 2: Inorganic Chemistry 2 (core), Organic Chemistry 2 (core), Physical Chemistry 2 (core), Practical Chemistry 2 (core), Elective (option) Year 3: Bio-organic and Bio-inorganic Chemistry (core), Introduction to Polymer and Colloid Science (core), Molecular Analysis (core), Organic Chemistry 3 (core), Practical Chemistry 3 (core), Stage 3 Research Project (core) Year 4: You must choose 2 of the 3 Advanced Topics in Chemistry modules: Fundamentals of Nano and Supramolecular Materials (core), Inorganic Materials Chemistry (core), Stage 4 Research Project (core), Computational Crystal Engineering (option), Materials Characterisation (option)


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 F120
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
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 112 points To include A-level Chemistry minimum grade B.

Plus GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
A level BBC 112 UCAS tariff points to include A-level Chemistry minimum grade B.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM As UCAS tariff.

Science subject required - must include a minimum of three Chemistry-related units.
Access to HE Diploma As UCAS Tariff.

Science subject required. Must include a minimum of 12 credits of Chemistry at minimum Distinction.
Scottish Higher As UCAS Tariff.

To include Scottish Advanced Higher Chemistry at minimum grade B.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Chemistry at grade 6 and two other Higher Level subjects at grade 5.

Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
(Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.

English language requirements for International and EU applicants:

The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £18,420 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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University of Bradford
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Bradford
BD7 1DP


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