MSci Chemistry (F103)
A-level standard offer: A*AA
A-level contextual offer: AAB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
Join a University ranked #1 in the UK for Chemistry research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning (UK top ten for Chemistry, Guardian University Guide 2023).
Guided by world-class experts, you will discover how chemistry shapes the world around us and develop your knowledge to prepare you to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change to drug discovery.
Our MSci course is suited to you if you want to take your understanding of chemistry to the next level. The experience gained in this course will maximise your career options, especially in science, and provide pathways into postgraduate study.
Our students have used their final year projects to work on vital challenges in chemistry: they have helped discover new catalysts that have the potential to reduce environmental impacts of major chemical processes, identified and measured the sources of pollutants in our atmosphere, and engaged in organic chemistry projects related to drug discovery.
You’ll also gain practical experience working with industry-standard equipment in our state-of-the-art teaching labs, giving you an edge amongst Chemistry graduates. Our alumni have established careers with a wide range of employers, including Teach First, GlaxoSmithKline, Deloitte LLP and HM Revenue and Customs.
Think Big bursaries of £3,000 are available to support first-year international undergraduate students in this subject area.
This course is accredited by the following organisations
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry for fully meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).
In the first two years of the course you will study alongside other chemistry students with course choices that allow you to tailor your degree to your own scientific interests. The third year provides advanced laboratory skills alongside advanced lecture courses. Your final year includes a 20-week research project in which you will work with an academic member of staff and their research team on a current problem in chemistry.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
A*AA including Chemistry
A-level contextual offer
AAB including A in ChemistryFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
D*DD in Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, with Distinctions in five required Chemistry units.Find out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in ChemistryFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
88% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA including Chemistry, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Science (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
- at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
- at least 12 credits at Distinction from specified Chemistry units
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B and M3 is C
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all skills
- GCSE English Language grade C or 4
- An alternative English Language Profile E qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
If this course is your Firm or Insurance choice and you do not achieve the required grades when we receive your results but do meet the grades for BSc Chemistry, you will automatically be offered a place on the BSc course.
More about UK qualifications.
- We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
- Full information about our selection processes for this course:
- Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement: