BSc Chemistry / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

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.

Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.

For this programme of study we will accept either Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation at HL as the second science subject in addition to Chemistry HL.

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

  • 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 five universities in the UK in the 2019 QS world rankings for chemistry.

Why I chose Chemistry at Manchester

Open days

Our Open Days give you the opportunity to come onto campus to look around, find out more about our courses and our Department, as well as visit our labs and meet some of our academic staff, current students and alumni.

For details of the next University Undergraduate Open Days, please visit the main  University website  and to register online.  You do not currently need to book to attend the Chemistry talks.  If you are not able to visit us on one of those days, do have a look at our Virtual Open Day , and if you have any questions please just get in touch .


Fees for entry in 2020 have not yet been set. For entry in 2019 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2020 entry.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances. It is estimated that more than a third of our students will receive bursaries of up to £2,000 per year and many will be offered even more generous support. For information about scholarships/bursaries/sponsorship please see our undergraduate fees pages and check the Department's scholarships information

Contact details

Department of Chemistry
Contact name
Christine Martyniuk
+44 (0)161 306 9271
School/Faculty overview

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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