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BSc Chemistry
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BSc Chemistry / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
3 years
Typical A-level offer

Grades AAA including chemistry plus one other science or maths subject. 

Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades AAB in any order including chemistry plus one other science or maths subject. 
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 points overall.  Grades 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects to include chemistry and one other science or mathematics.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
We receive approximately 1000 applications annually for 230 places in year 1.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

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  • Our degrees follow a flexible common pathway during the first two years, which allows transfer between the BSc and MChem up until the end of year two.
  • Excellent training based on scientific and quantitative skills.
  • Gain considerable experience in practical chemistry and laboratory work.
  • Opportunity to specialise and study course units from across the Faculty and University.
  • 91% of our recent graduates were recorded as being in a graduate level job or further study within 6 months of leaving their course.
  • Placed in the top four universities in the UK in the 2018 QS world rankings for chemistry.

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Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £23,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.


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Contact details

Academic department
School of Chemistry
Contact name
Christine Martyniuk
+44 (0)161 306 9271
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