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Chemistry with a Preliminary Year of Study, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
This Chemistry with a Preliminary Year of Study degree from University of Bristol is designed for students with potential who don't have a science background. You can automatically progress from this course to our BSc degree or MSci Chemistry degrees.
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The BSc Chemistry with a Preliminary Year of Study degree from University of Bristol offers a superb grounding in chemistry with the opportunity to specialise in your final year. 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 also develop your ability to design experiments and interpret results, and gain key skills through our chemistry-specific communications and mathematics units.

You will get the opportunity to specialise after the first two years. BSc final-year project options include work in a research laboratory or a local school, helping to develop science resources or carrying out chemistry education research. On the MSci course, you will complete a 20-week research project with an academic member of staff in your final year.


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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 included:

  • Foundations of Chemistry 
  • Foundations of Physics 
  • Introductory Foundations of Mathematics 
  • Further Foundations of Mathematics 

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General Requirements

When completing your UCAS application please give the exact name and level of your qualification.

  • A-levels
  • Access to HE Diploma qualifications
  • AQA Tech Levels
  • AQA Baccalaureate
  • BTEC qualifications
  • Cambridge Pre-U qualifications
  • Cambridge Technicals
  • Core Maths
  • English Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Higher National Certificates and Diplomas
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Open University units
  • Scottish qualifications
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Qualifications suitable only for entry to specific undergraduate courses
  • GCSE qualifications
  • Degree-level qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 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.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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