Chemistry BSc (Hons)

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Overview

Course options

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Degree

UCAS code: F100 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 2310 Price per 30 credit module.
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: F101 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

What makes this course different

  • Our researchers top the 2% most cited scientists in the world

    We have three research groups within the subject area. They are the Medicines Research Group, Clinical Research Group & Infection and Immunity Research Group.

  • Placement

    Enhance your chances of employment and get real-world experience.

  • Tackle global challenges

    Creative chemists will be central to developing solutions to global issues we focus on.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Course modules

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Essential Skills for Higher Education (Mental Wealth)

Essential Maths & ICT

Human Biology

Chemistry of Life

Career & Professional Skills (Mental Wealth)

Introduction to the Study of Cells

Professional Practice in Science (Mental Wealth)

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Mathematics for Scientists

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry

Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry

Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry

Level 4 Short Work Placement

Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry

Topics in Environmental and Green Chemistry

Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Research & Career Development - Mental Wealth

Organic Mechanisms of Synthesis

Topics in Physical Chemistry

Level 5 Short Work Placement

Year Long Placement (Sandwich Year)

Natural Products and Discovery

Application of Analytical Techniques in Pharmaceutical Quality Control

Research Project and Career Enhancement Portfolio (Mental Wealth)

Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics

Medicinal Chemistry

Level 6 Short Work Placement

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

As a chemistry graduate, your knowledge and understanding of highly technical information will give you access to many career options. The skills you will develop will be useful if you decide to pursue a career outside chemistry, for example, within finance or management.

Graduate employers

There are many different employers of chemistry graduates. Some are within the chemical and related industries, while others are in different sectors that have roles linked to chemistry, such as the food and drink industry. You could also work in education, or use your maths skills to move into computer programming.

Job roles

As a graduate, your knowledge and understanding of highly technical information will give you access to a wide range of career options. These could include analytical chemistry within forensic and environmental organisations; chemical research within consumer product, gas, oil, and petrochemical companies; drug discovery within pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; patent attorneys; research and lecturing within academia; or writing for scientific publications.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

You could move into teaching with a PGCE qualification leading to teaching at primary and secondary schools or undertake further study with an MSc or PhD qualification.

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As a university committed to your career growth, we've curated dedicated Career Zones across all of our campuses with practical services tailored to your success. From internships, personalised coaching, and employability workshops to volunteering, mentoring, placements, and enterprise opportunities, we offer a diverse range of support.

Our online Career Zone platform provides accessible career support and is equipped with practical tools to navigate your career journey. Whether you're in the classroom or beyond, we're here to empower your professional development."
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Career Zone

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

You'll be encouraged to participate in a wide range of learning activities including lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory practicals, and independent learning. We also encourage you to take the option of a full-year placement at the end of your final year. This is a great development opportunity and a springboard for your career.

    Guided independent study

    You'll be encouraged to participate in a wide range of learning activities including lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory practicals, and independent learning. We also encourage you to take the option of a full-year placement at the end of your final year. This is a great development opportunity and a springboard for your career.

    Academic support

    Students are supported with academic or subject-related queries by a programme director, module leaders, academic advisors (you’ll have an academic advisor from the teaching team as soon as you arrive with us), and university central support services.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, academic tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help you achieve your potential.

    You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs feature centralised helpdesks.

    UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

    Workload

    The approximate percentages for this course are: 

    • Year 1: 185 Hours - Taught Sessions, 70 Hours - Practical/IT Workshops, 950 Hours - Independent Learning 
    • Year 2: 185 Hours - Taught Sessions, 70 Hours - Practical/IT Workshops, 945 Hours - Independent Learning 
    • Year 3: 175 Hours - Taught Sessions, 65 Hours - Practical/IT Workshops, 960 Hours - Independent Learning

    Your timetable

    Each year you will spend up to 255 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed in practical work and theory. In most modules, the module mark is derived from both coursework (e.g. laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations) and from a written theory examination at the end of the year. Some modules also include laboratory practical exams. 

  • Year 1 - 50% Portfolio/Coursework, 33% Laboratory/Practical/ICT, 17% Case Study/PBL 
  • Year 2 - 50% Portfolio/Coursework, 30% Case Study/PBL, 20% Written Exam/Timed Assessment 
  • Year 3 - 42% Written Exam/Timed Assessment, 33% Laboratory/Practical/ICT, 17% Portfolio/Coursework, 8% Case Study/PBL 

You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 14 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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What our students and staff say

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As a mature student, the opportunity to be able to enrol on the foundation year and change my career path provided me with social mobility and propelled me into a career which is interesting, rewarding and that I love doing. I can't praise the teaching staff enough, without them it would not have been possible for me to achieve my full potential.”

Dee Davis

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) graduate, Specialist biomedical scientist (virology), Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust

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What I really loved about the practicals was the fact that we could apply it to real-life situations... I knew that I could use that outside of the university."

Daniela De Ceita

Chemistry graduate