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Applied Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
This programme will equip you for a successful career in chemistry, the chemical industries or a vast range of alternative scientific, business and professional occupations.  

About

Our courses emphasise the commercial as well as industrial application of chemistry. They aim to expand your fundamental chemical knowledge, refine your professional, scientific and technical skills and to develop your personal, communication and management skills.

Ultimately you will be equipped for a successful career in chemistry, the chemical industries or a vast range of alternative scientific, business and professional occupations such as teaching.

This programme is academically the same as the BSc in chemistry,  but as an applied chemist you will also spend a year on placement in industry.  We cater for the needs of ‘pure’ chemists whilst providing the opportunity to explore the industrial, pharmaceutical, technological and commercial dimensions of chemistry.  Business and other specialist topics are built into our courses enabling you to develop valuable  management skills.  You share your first year with chemical engineers, to gain a deeper insight into industrial processes.  

You will study subjects such as process design, health and safety, biological chemistry, biomaterials, inorganic materials and polymer synthesis. The innovative and relevant nature of our courses will also help you to discover new and exciting areas of chemistry, including bio-compatibility, medicinal drug delivery systems, the Buckminster-Fullerenes and cluster compounds, liquid crystals, non-metallic conductors and superconductors.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Credits
      480 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Design and Build
    • Organic Chemistry I
    • Physical Chemistry I
    • Molecular Transformations
    • States of Matter
    • Introduction to Biological Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry I
    • Mathematics for Chemists
    • General Chemistry
    • Health, Safety and the Environment
    • Chemistry and the Environment
    • Chemical Analysis
    • Organic Chemistry II
    • Biological Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry II
    • Polymer
    • Inorganic Chemistry II
    • Electrochemistry and Aqueous Systems

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    78

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                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    6

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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  General Requirements

                                  • ABB-BBB to include Chemistry.
                                  • General Studies accepted.
                                  • 32 points (including Chemistry at Higher Level).
                                  •  DDD in relevant National Diploma (including Chemistry at A level).

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International

                                    19000 GBP/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                  • EU/EEA

                                    9250 GBP/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                  Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students

                                  Living costs for Birmingham

                                  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
                                    Living Costs

                                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                  Funding

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