We offer a range of modular undergraduate programmes both at BSc and MChem level.
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Frequently asked questions
A-Level Mathematics is not a requirement. Students are placed in two streams for mathematics lectures in their first year, depending on whether they took A-Level Mathematics at school.
Yes. If you achieve AAA, we will give you the option to register for MChem from the beginning of your course. If you achieve AAB, then you will be initially registered for BSc. If then you are able to achieve an overall average of 60 per cent or above by the end of the first year of your BSc course, you will have the option to switch over to the MChem course.
One day a week in the first and second year. Projects undertaken during the year in industry range from involving mostly lab work to mostly computational work/software development. The final-year research projects are mostly lab-based, however there are several computational/theoretical chemistry projects available.
You will have around 20-25 hours teaching time.
The placement year is compulsory for MChem courses and optional for BSc courses. However, we encourage all our students to take advantage of our placement year.
Yes. We currently have placement opportunities in Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Germany and New Zealand.
Yes, you will receive a place.
You will need to pay a reduced fee, which covers the administration by the university in facilitating a placement and the academic visits during the placement.
Yes. The salary varies from company to company.