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BSc Chemistry (F100)

Course overview

BSc Chemistry (F100)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£29,300 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus

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 worlds biggest problems, from climate change to drug discovery.

You will study fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and applications in areas such as analytical, environmental, materials and theoretical chemistry. You will develop your ability to design experiments, interpret results, and gain key skills through our chemistry-specific communications and mathematics units.

Careers-specific support is embedded into modules, including advice on preparing CVs, creating professional social media profiles, and researching companies and sectors. You can get advice and support in applying for internships, and practice interview and assessment centre skills to build your confidence.

Your chemistry degree will prepare you for a huge range of careers that include working in data science, financial services and consultancy as well as traditional routes into the chemical industry. 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 partially meeting the academic criteria for Chartered Chemist (CChem).

Course structure

This course offers a superb grounding in chemistry. The first two years are common to all of our degree courses, and throughout the course you can choose units that appeal to your scientific interests. The BSc final year allows further specialisation through your choice of project. Project options include working in a research laboratory, working in a local school helping to develop science resources, and carrying out chemistry education research.

You will benefit from a hybrid learning model that blends the best of labs, workshops, small group tutorials, and online learning. Teaching is a dialogue, not a monologue: in class your lecturers will use immediate feedback from you, provided via your phone, computer or face-to-face, to adapt and respond to your understanding of the material.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

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.

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:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

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