Chemistry is the fascinating study of chemical ideas which are all around us and shape our lives. From the atom to the zwitterion, the concepts covered will amaze and engage you, whilst broadening your scientific understanding. The course includes areas from all branches of Chemistry which would benefit students studying the course alongside Biology and/ or Physics. You will apply your mathematical understanding in a practical setting and build towards researching and designing your own experiments. All of the skills developed will prepare you for an exciting future in whatever field you choose.
Subject content: Physical chemistry including: atomic structure; bonding; kinetics; chemical equilibria; redox; acids and bases. Inorganic chemistry including: the alkaline earth metals, the halogens; transition metals; Organic chemistry including: organic analysis; optical isomerism; aldehydes and ketones; polymers; amino acids, proteins and DNA; organic synthesis; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; chromatography.
Assessment is 100% examination-based, with twelve standard experiments being assessed and awarded independently.
The subject is useful for a wide range of higher education courses and careers including those in the physical sciences (engineering, environmental scientist), biological sciences (biochemistry, medicine, veterinary science and other areas of healthcare) and other related scientific areas such as forensic science and chemical research. Chemistry is also a facilitating subject for other areas such as law, education and journalism.
In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:
Grade 6 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 6 in Core Science and Grade 7 in Additional Science; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
Grade 6 in Maths and grade 5 in English Language, Grade 7 in Core Science and Grade 6 in Additional Science; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
Grade 6 in Maths and Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 6 in Biology and Grade 6 in either Chemistry or Physics; GCSE score of 5.5 or above (N.B. Applied Science not accepted)
Please refer to subject combinations below:
Science and maths subjectcombinations:
• Requirement to do Chemistry with either Physics or Biology
• Requirement to do Physics with Maths
• Preference to do Biology with Chemistry