You will study how to ensure the safe, sustainable and profitable production of chemicals and materials that will not only improve people’s quality of life but also contribute towards a better future for our planet.
This Applied Chemistry (Hons) programme at Aston University is academically the same as the BSc (Hons) Chemistry but, as an applied chemist, you will undertake a final year research project under the supervision of one of our academic staff.
We cater for the needs of ‘pure’ chemists and provide 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.
What you’ll learn
You’ll share your first year with chemical engineers, to ensure you have a good grounding in the subject before gaining a deeper insight into the industrial processes.
Areas including sustainability and health and safety will be key to your learning, while more scientific and advanced modules will give you the technical skills you need for your career.
You have the option to spend a year on placement in industry after your second academic year. Many students take advantage of this option and find the experience extremely beneficial both for their development as an engineer and their final year performance.
This Applied Chemistry (Hons) programme at Aston University gives you a broad grounding in the principles of chemistry, preparing you to enter research, development or production in the chemical process industries or to undertake postgraduate research or teaching certificates. Alternatively you may pursue a career in areas as diverse as commerce, administration, accounting, banking or the civil service.
For students interested in biological chemistry, there are also opportunities in a wide variety of modern exciting industries including pharmaceuticals, agro-chemicals, biotechnology, environmental control, water, renewable energy and materials. Recent graduates have gone on to join big companies including BT, Kodak, BP, Unilever, Kappa and Procter and Gamble.
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- Sustainability, Design and Build
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Mathematics for Chemists
- Business Management
- Reaction Engineering
- Environmental Chemistry
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- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- BBB, to include Chemistry at Grade B
- BBC, to include Chemistry at Grade B (with an EPQ or Core Maths at Grade B)
- BCC, to include Chemistry at Grade B (contextual offers and for DTUS applicants)
- 31 points and above overall with 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects including Chemistry at Higher Level.
- Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma (any subject): DDM, plus A level Chemistry at minimum Grade B.
- National Diploma and Diploma (any subject): DM, plus an A-level Chemistry at minimum Grade B.
- Foundation or 90 credits Diploma (any subject): DM plus 2 A-levels including Chemistry at Grade B.
- National Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma (any subject): M plus 2 A-levels including Chemistry at Grade B.
- Certificate/ National Certificate Level 3: Not accepted
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International20200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20200 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK students During placement year: £ 1,250
- International/EU students During placement year: £2,500
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.