University Of Glasgow Chemistry

By | 2nd June 2017

University Of Glasgow Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of molecules and materials. It is a science with a well-developed theory base which is central to modern life and which continues to make advances in, for example, new materials, antibiotics, semiconductors and trace analysis.

Undergraduate 

CHEMISTRY BSc/MSci

Two interactive teaching units that concentrate on ethical, environmental and financial issues in chemistry will help you develop teamworking and presentation skills.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR 1

The topics covered include:

  • the periodic table and main group chemistry
  • transition metal chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • chemical kinetics
  • theoretical chemistry
  • states of matter
  • chemical energy changes
  • aqueous equilibria and pH
  • macromolecules.

YEAR 2

The topics covered include:

  • molecular thermodynamics
  • organic stereochemistry
  • quantum mechanics and chemical bonding
  • organometallic chemistry
  • main group chemistry
  • enols and enolates
  • spectroscopy
  • solids and surfaces
  • aromatic chemistry
  • coordination chemistry
  • organic synthesis
  • electrochemistry
  • applied organic chemistry.

You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Flexible degrees.

YEARS 3, 4 AND 5

If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will study advanced topics in chemistry including aspects of synthetic methods, medicinal chemistry, colloids, catalysis, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and main group and transition metal chemistry. In your final year you will undertake a research project at the frontiers of the subject.

You can take Chemistry as an MSci degree, which includes an additional work placement year in the UK or overseas, between the third and final years of the degree.

OUR INTERNATIONAL LINKS

You will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad. There are currently two options available: the Erasmus+ Programme and the International E

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

BSc (Hons), MSci

A-LEVELS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: We expect that students will pass the practical assessment of A-level sciences. Mathematics AND Chemistry at grade B or above.

HIGHERS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAA or AAABB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: S5 minimum requirement = ABBB. S5 & S6 cumulative requirement = AAAAAB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Minimum of two science subjects, one of which must be Chemistry at grade B or above. Mathematics at grade B or above.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants, from AAABB at S5/S6, based upon completion of a pre-entry programme. For pre-entry programme eligibility and adjusted grade requirements, see Access Glasgow.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 34 points.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Three HL subjects at 6,6,5. Applicants must have a minimum of two science subjects one of which is relevant to programme. Mathematics and Chemistry, with one being at HL6 and the other being either HL6 or SL6.

EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS

Typical entry requirements for European qualifications: Science European Requirements [pdf]

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Accepted Science subjects

Please note: all A-Level, International Baccalaureate, and other EU entry requirements must be achieved in first sitting.

ADVANCED ENTRY OR FASTER ROUTE

Applicants who attain exceptional grades may be considered for Advanced Entry (commence their degree at year 2) or Faster Route (additional classes enabling them to condense a 4 year Honours degree into three years). The availability of Advanced Entry or Faster Route will vary by science subject and thus reduce the flexibility that a student has in selecting optional subjects.

Applicants who are interested in Advanced Entry or Faster Route should apply for year 2 (Y2) on their UCAS application. In the event that the specific subject is unavailable or their application is unsuccessful they will automatically be considered for year 1 entry without having to submit a separate UCAS application.

Indicative Grades for an applicant to be considered for Advanced Entry or Faster Route are:

  • A-levels: A*AA at one sitting.
  • Advanced Highers: AAA at one sitting.
  • International Baccalaureate: 38 Points.

In all cases the mandatory requirements specified must also be met. All applicants should use the standard UCAS code but apply for Y2 entry.

Applicants may be invited for interview.

Glasgow International College

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation certificates.

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CAREER PROSPECTS

We offer employability and professional development training to our Chemistry students in years 1 and 2 of their degrees.

Our graduates are employed as chemists working in research, process development and analysis, as well as in management, marketing, environmental control, patents and finance.

Our recent graduates have been employed by EDF Energy, Quotient Clinical, Reckitt Benckiser, Sterling Medical Innovation, and Synergy Outsourcing, among many other companies.

Accreditation

Royal Society of Chemistry accredited degree logoThese programmes are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.