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University of Huddersfield Chemistry

Chemistry BSc(Hons) 2017-18

Chemistry is the central science and is fundamental in the manufacture of everyday products such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, fuel, clothing, packaging and components for electrical devices. Chemists can be at the forefront of initiatives to improve the environment such as monitoring, modelling and the development of new more environmentally friendly alternatives to existing products and procedures.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and offers the opportunity for you to gain an extensive knowledge of chemistry, develop logical reasoning and an imaginative approach to solving problems. It has been designed with a four-way split between organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry.

Our teaching staff are educated to doctoral level in their respective subject areas and have expertise in specialist areas of chemistry. You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using scientific instrumentation in our modern chemical sciences labs. In the third year of your course, you’ll also have the chance to benefit from a work placement. This could help you to gain relevant real-world experience and enhance your future employment prospects.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following:

•  BBB at A Level including a grade B in Chemistry. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

•  DDM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care/Medicinal Science is acceptable but must be accompanied by an A Level in Chemistry at a minimum grade C.

•  120 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in Chemistry at A Level.

•  Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above to include 21 credits in Chemistry.

•  International Baccalaureate with an overall score of 31 points to include a 5 or higher in Chemistry.

•  If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0).

Please note: UCAS points are based on the new UCAS tariff, introduced for courses starting in 2017/18.