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BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
5 Years

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About Chemical Science at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



5 years part-time

UCAS code(s)

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: £140

Optional Estimate: 1,000

How are these costs calculated?

Since the CSUP is delivered as a blended-learning course, combining distance e-learning with Residential stays at MMU, students are recommended to purchase their own laptop in their first year (this is optional since all the students would be expected to have PC/internet access in their workplace). In most of years, there is a requirement to produce a project report which may incur moderate printing costs.

Placement Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £4650

How are these costs calculated?

There are compulsory Residential stays in each year (1 week in Yrs 1-3 4 x 2-days in Yrs 4-5). The vast majority of students will live too far away to commute, so there will be a requirement to stay in Manchester. All travel, accommodation and subsistence costs are not covered by the student fee, but there is an expectation that the employer will pay for this.

Professional Costs

Optional Estimate: £95

How are these costs calculated?

Students can choose to join the RSC at anytime it is not required but is useful. The annual charge is £19 for every year.

Other Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £350

There is a recommendation that specific textbooks are purchased at various stages of the course.



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.

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Applications are NOT made via UCAS.

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

BSc (Hons) Chemical Science is a five-year part-time programme designed in consultation with the chemical industry sector. As this course has a strong vocational element, a course requirement is that students must be in employment in the chemical industry.

You will be taught through a combination of distance e-learning and annual residential stays at the University, with the content containing a high degree of relevance to the chemical industry. Ultimately, this full programme can lead to the award of two back-to-back qualifications: FdSc Chemical Science (normally achieved in three years, see separate course entry) and BSc (Hons) Chemical Science (two extra years of study).

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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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

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.

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