University of Surrey

Chemistry with Foundation Year University of Surrey Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Foundation courses
A foundation year can develop your skills and make it easier to get started at university. It is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:

  • You don’t have the grades for a full degree course

  • You have non-traditional qualifications or experience

  • You’re starting university after some time away from education

  • You’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.

Life as a foundation year student
During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.

As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.

Why choose this course
Our Chemistry courses will teach you the fundamentals of chemistry while also allowing you to make your own discoveries. We’re accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and are ranked 8th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Our courses also offer Professional Training placements with leading organisations in the UK and abroad, helping you to gain the confidence to translate your ideas into practice. Our small and friendly Department offers one of the best staff-to-student ratios in the country, and scored 92 per cent for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2018).

What you will study
Our chemistry courses combine modern, practical chemistry with core theory. You’ll explore topics including energy and fuel cells, advanced materials, natural products and advanced analytical techniques.

You can also choose to complete a Professional Training placement, with opportunities available among leading chemical companies in the UK and further afield.

Course details


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

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 F104
Institution code S85
Campus name Stag Hill
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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCC Overall:

We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

Required Subjects:
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Overall:

Required Subjects:
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 3 credits
P: 21 credits
QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 21 at Distinction, 3 at Merit and and 21 at Pass

Required Subjects:
Applicants must complete 15 level 3 credits in Chemistry
Scottish Higher BBBCC Overall:

Required Subjects:

GCSE or Equivalent:
English Language: Scottish National 5 - C.
Maths : Scottish National 5 - C
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE or Equivalent:

GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Overall:

Required Subjects:

GCSE or Equivalent:
English HL4/SL4 and either Maths HL4/SL4 or Maths Studies HL4/SL4.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC Overall:

Required Subjects:

GCSE or Equivalent:
English Language: Scottish National 5 - C.
Maths : Scottish National 5 - C
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Overall:
Pass overall with CCC from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

Required Subjects:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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 see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2020/21:

Provider information

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University of Surrey

Course contact details

Admissions Services

+44(0)1483 682222