Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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
Chemistry at Aston is ranked 7th in UK for Teaching Quality in the 2017 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide
Ranked in the top 25 for chemistry courses in the UK (Guardian League Table 2017)
- 100% of Chemistry students were satisfied with the Teaching on their course in the 2017 National Student Survey.
Subject Guide Years 1 and 2 Inorganic; Organic; Physical; Biological and Polymer Chemistry; Thermodynamics; Mathematics; Chemical Processes and Process Design; Chemical Kinetics; Polymer Science; Bioscience; Spectroscopy. Placement year The 4 year sandwich course incorporates spending the third year in a paid professional placement gaining valuable and practical experience. Final year Advanced Chemistry topics; Polymer Science; Biomaterials; Analytical Techniques. A full list of modules is available on the website. The 3 year course results in a BSc in Chemistry – if you choose to extend your study to the 4 year degree by including a placement year, the degree awarded is the BSc in Applied Chemistry.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||ABB - BBB||including minimum Grade B Chemistry (Including passing the practical element).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||
BTEC in any subject but in addition, A level minimum of grade B is required in Chemistry.
For alternative BTEC combinations please view the Aston website.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Subject related Access at level 3 including only Distinctions in Chemistry.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C/4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||with minimum 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level subject including Chemistry.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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