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Chemistry

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UCAS code:
F100
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
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Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
9 September 2019
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Our Chemistry course builds on our longstanding expertise in analytical science and the application of chemistry in the real world, in areas such as pharmaceutical science and forensic science.

Our new Chemistry courses build upon our longstanding expertise in analytical science and the application of chemistry in the real world in areas such as pharmaceutical science and forensic science.  We will provide you with a robust education, from the basic concepts that underpin chemistry through to the development, synthesis and identification of complex molecules and materials. 

Our courses provide you with the choice and flexibility that you need when deciding what is right for your future career. If you are really fired up for a career in chemistry and imagine yourself working in research or the higher levels of the chemical industry, then our MChem integrated masters course will put you on the right track. Or you might be keen to experience 12 months on the ground in a company putting your skills to use and developing others further – in that case we have our BSc (Hons) with a placement year. 

For those of you who might not have the necessary entry qualifications, there is our BSc (Hons) with a Foundation Year which prepares you well for your studies at the latter stages of your degree.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Chemistry

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Chemistry

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Chemistry

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MChem Chemistry

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Chemistry

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MChem Chemistry

Work placements

For our Chemistry BSc (Hons) with a placement year you will complete a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.

Course content

Throughout your course you will cover a wide range of chemical subjects, building your knowledge in topics such as organic synthesis, chemical analysis, drug design, inorganic and organometallic chemistry. There will be opportunities for you to specialise through your choice of options and really develop your expertise in your independent project work. You will also develop expertise in related fields including pharmaceutical science, forensic analysis, biochemistry and plastic electronics. Embedded throughout your studies will be opportunities for to apply your knowledge and skills and develop yourself as a professional scientist.

Throughout your course you will cover a wide range of chemical subjects, building your knowledge in topics such as organic synthesis, chemical analysis, drug design, inorganic and organometallic chemistry. There will be opportunities for you to specialise through your choice of options and really develop your expertise in your independent project work. You will also develop expertise in related fields including pharmaceutical science, forensic analysis, biochemistry and plastic electronics. Embedded throughout your studies will be opportunities for to apply your knowledge and skills and develop yourself as a professional scientist.

Throughout your course you will cover a wide range of chemical subjects, building your knowledge in topics such as organic synthesis, chemical analysis, drug design, inorganic and organometallic chemistry. There will be opportunities for you to specialise through your choice of options and really develop your expertise in your independent project work. You will also develop expertise in related fields including pharmaceutical science, forensic analysis, biochemistry and plastic electronics. Embedded throughout your studies will be opportunities for to apply your knowledge and skills and develop yourself as a professional scientist.

Throughout your course you will cover a wide range of chemical subjects, building your knowledge in topics such as organic synthesis, chemical analysis, drug design, inorganic and organometallic chemistry. There will be opportunities for you to specialise through your choice of options and really develop your expertise in your independent project work. You will also develop expertise in related fields including pharmaceutical science, forensic analysis, biochemistry and plastic electronics. Embedded throughout your studies will be opportunities for to apply your knowledge and skills and develop yourself as a professional scientist.

Throughout your course you will cover a wide range of chemical subjects, building your knowledge in topics such as organic synthesis, chemical analysis, drug design, inorganic and organometallic chemistry. There will be opportunities for you to specialise through your choice of options and really develop your expertise in your independent project work. You will also develop expertise in related fields including pharmaceutical science, forensic analysis, biochemistry and plastic electronics. Embedded throughout your studies will be opportunities for to apply your knowledge and skills and develop yourself as a professional scientist.

Throughout your course you will cover a wide range of chemical subjects, building your knowledge in topics such as organic synthesis, chemical analysis, drug design, inorganic and organometallic chemistry. There will be opportunities for you to specialise through your choice of options and really develop your expertise in your independent project work. You will also develop expertise in related fields including pharmaceutical science, forensic analysis, biochemistry and plastic electronics. Embedded throughout your studies will be opportunities for to apply your knowledge and skills and develop yourself as a professional scientist.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Foundation year compulsory modules
Maths and Data Handling
Biology
Chemistry
Applied Science
Year 1 compulsory modules
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Science
Professional and Study Skills
Year 2 compulsory modules
Organic Chemistry
Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Methods of Chemical Analysis
Physical Chemistry
Research and Professional Skills for Chemists
Year 3 compulsory modules
Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy
Advanced Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Chemistry Independent Project
Analysis and QA of Drugs
The Global Chemical Industry
Year 4 compulsory modules
Advanced Research Methods
Sustainable Chemistry
Advanced Laboratory Synthesis
Organic Materials Chemistry
Integrated Masters Placement

Entry requirements

We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM

For Chemistry courses (with the exception of the foundation year), we require either Chemistry A-Level, A-Level Double Award in Applied Science, or a BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM

For Chemistry courses (with the exception of the foundation year), we require either Chemistry A-Level, A-Level Double Award in Applied Science, or a BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points 

We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

  • Typical UCAS offer: 128 points
  • A levels: ABB
  • BTEC: DDM

For Chemistry courses (with the exception of the foundation year), we require either Chemistry A-Level, A-Level Double Award in Applied Science, or a BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM

For Chemistry courses (with the exception of the foundation year), we require either Chemistry A-Level, A-Level Double Award in Applied Science, or a BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM

For Chemistry courses (with the exception of the foundation year), we require either Chemistry A-Level, A-Level Double Award in Applied Science, or a BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

Facilities

Careers

Chemistry graduates are highly sought after by employers in a wide range of businesses and occupation.  Many graduates will progress to careers in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, carrying out many different roles in chemical research and development, analysis and management.  There are many other possibilities too, including working in environmental science, forensic science, biotechnology and teaching. 

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

John Wheeler
John WheelerCourse Leader

Dr. John Wheeler has expertise in Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£4,620 per year of study

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£4,620 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BSc (Hons)
Full-time
9 September 2019

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