BSc Chemistry

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BSc Chemistry

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The BSc Chemistry is a popular degree programme and is our most flexible option for those students wishing to choose from the vast array of modules available at UEA.

It is ideally suited to students wishing to study a more broadly-based chemistry degree. Students on the BSc programme will undertake a short research project in the third and final year.

The first year of the chemistry programmes will develop your scientific skills - building upon your A level subject knowledge in chemistry but will also include areas such as mathematics and physics for those students who have not taken A levels in these subjects.

During the first year there is also an emphasis on practical work, developing …

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The BSc Chemistry is a popular degree programme and is our most flexible option for those students wishing to choose from the vast array of modules available at UEA.

It is ideally suited to students wishing to study a more broadly-based chemistry degree. Students on the BSc programme will undertake a short research project in the third and final year.

The first year of the chemistry programmes will develop your scientific skills - building upon your A level subject knowledge in chemistry but will also include areas such as mathematics and physics for those students who have not taken A levels in these subjects.

During the first year there is also an emphasis on practical work, developing important analytical and problem solving skills which will prove invaluable throughout your degree.

The second year extends your knowledge in the core areas of chemistry and hones your practical skills.

The third year will offer you a detailed understanding of more advanced organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, with options selected from a diverse list including analytical, theoretical and materials chemistry modules, as well as biophysical and medicinal chemistry. For those students who wish, there is the option to continue development of mathematical skills. Modules are also available throughout the course which aim to develop the transferable skills required of professional scientists by employers, such as communication, team working and problem solving skills.

Whilst there is a large range of chemistry modules to select from within the BSc degree, students may also choose up to 40 credits from ‘alternative schools of study’, allowing you to explore your other interests, for example a foreign language, business and accounting, biological sciences or history.

For most programmes students have the option to switch from BSc to MChem (or vice versa) in Years 1 and 2.


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Entry Requirements A Level: ABB including Chemistry and a second science International Baccalaureate: 32 points to include HL Chemistry at grade 5 and one other HL Science or Maths at grade 5 Scottish Highers: AABBB including Higher Level Chemistry and a second science Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB including Advanced Higher Level Chemistry and a second science Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB including Chemistry and a second science at Higher Level Access Course: See below HND: Please contact institution for further information European Baccalaureate: Overall 75% to include Chemistry and a second science Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
  • PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

All applicants are required to have A2 Chemistry and one other A2 science from Physics, Mathematics and Biology, or equivalent.

Offers made to applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications will also include the requirement to pass a chemistry test at the University in Summer 2013. Information concerning the content of the chemistry test will be made available to such applicants.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above.

During your first week at UEA, our staff will welcome you and provide a full induction programme; we aim to help our students settle in as quickly as possible. At the School of Chemistry we believe in offering each student individual care and guidance.

On your arrival at UEA you will be assigned to an adviser who will provide both academic and pastoral guidance. You will normally have the same adviser throughout your degree. We maintain an ‘open door policy’ so that students can see their adviser (or other members of staff) at any mutually convenient time. Your adviser will guide you through your academic career and provide a sympathetic ear during difficult times. If you study abroad for a year you will also be assigned an adviser at your host institution.

The University has excellent provision of specialist support services. Whatever the issue, be it financial, personal, academic or administrative - the University’s Dean of Students Office and the Union of UEA Students’ support services have experienced and sympathetic people, support groups and advice centres to help you.

Top-rated research

Research is a key activity in any major academic institution. It offers scope for advanced thinking, helps attract the keenest minds, and ensures that the institution’s work is at the cutting edge of the discipline. Most importantly, the creativity, resourcefulness and authority fostered by first class research feeds directly into the quality of teaching at the University. UEA’s School of Chemistry has an enviable reputation for its long and distinguished tradition of high quality research. In the latest RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) the School was ranked among the top 20 Chemistry departments. Our research work is currently financed by a grant holding of over £11 million won competitively from sources including the National Research Councils, charitable trusts (including the Wellcome and Wolfson Trusts), industrial companies (especially from the pharmaceutical industry) and the European Union. We have over 70 postgraduate research students, many of whom completed their undergraduate studies at UEA.

Key research in the School includes Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, Biological and Biophysical Chemistry, Nanoscience, Biomedicinal Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry.

Many of our core MChem degrees are accredited, and all other Chemistry programmes are recognised, by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the professional body for career chemists, or the Institute of Physics (IoP).

Reasons to choose us:
  • A top 20 research school (RAE 2008)
  • Research led, up-to-date teaching
  • The University has consistently been voted top five of English mainstream Universities for Student Satisfaction
  • Enthusiastic and friendly staff
  • Superb laboratory and IT facilities
  • Excellent academic and student support services
  • Varied and comprehensive range of degree programmes
  • A warm, welcoming campus environment
  • Active student social scene within the school
  • At the forefront of interdisciplinary research
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We are committed to ensuring that Tuition Fees do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. Full time UK/EU students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £9,000. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases. Full time International students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £14,400. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships. To check if you are eligible please visit http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/finance/university-financial-support

International Students - The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Our University international pages gives you more details about preparation for studying with us, including Fees and Funding http://www.uea.ac.uk/international



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