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About Chemical Science at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years part-time

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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £100

Optional Estimate: £700

How are these costs calculated?

Students often choose to buy a laptop in their first year however there are PCs in campus. Printing of coursework can be required each year, including the dissertation in the final year. You will be provided with a laboratory coat and safety glasses on commencement of your programme. If you lose or damage these, replacement is your responsibility.


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School of Science & The Environment

This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study.

Applicants must be employed in the chemical industry. Direct applications via

You can study the FdSc Chemical Science as part of the Chemical Science Higher Apprenticeship. Find out more about the apprenticeship at

This Foundation Degree is a three-year, part-time course for applicants already employed within the chemical industry. It has been developed in close consultation with employers to meet the current and future skills needs for the chemical industry. Highly vocational in nature, the course integrates technical and work-based skills with academic knowledge including relevant aspects of business awareness. With a strong emphasis on workbased learning, it is ideal for both laboratory-based employees and process operators looking to up-skill into supervisory or operational management roles.

Delivered primarily through a blend of work-based activity and (distance) e-learning, the course provides a high level of flexibility both in terms of geographical location and work shift patterns. In addition, there are annual week-long University-based residential visits embedded into  the curriculum.

Your career prospects after the course

Graduates may be employed in the chemical, pharmaceutical, materials, food and drink, utility, healthcare, aerospace, automotive, information technology and telecommunications industries.

Your degree course will also equip you with a wide variety of transferable skills that can be applied to non-subject specific career pathways such as local government, teaching, law, journalism, business and finance.

Career opportunities for chemists are excellent and graduates can expect to obtain competitive salaries.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. Applicants must be employed in the Chemical Industry.

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

A relevant Access to HE Diploma in Science will be considered for entry to this course.

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