Chemistry (with Industrial Training Year) (BSc (Hons))

Newcastle University

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

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About Chemistry (with Industrial Training Year) at Newcastle University

Course Overview

This professionally accredited BSc degree includes an industrial placement year to boost your skills and employability.

At a Glance

UCAS Code
F102

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB
IB: 34 points

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Opportunities
Professionally accredited
Work placement

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It provides you with a thorough understanding of all the main areas of chemistry, including:

  • organic chemistry
  • physical chemistry
  • inorganic and structural chemistry
  • biological and medicinal chemistry
  • analytical methods and their applications

In Stage 3 you take a paid year in industry. It is a great opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience in the chemical sector and some host companies offer their placement students a job after they graduate.

We have some of the highest specification teaching laboratories in the country and our research-active staff mean you'll study at the cutting edge of this life-changing field.

Highlights of this degree

Quality and ranking

Quality and ranking

The quality of the chemistry study experience at Newcastle is recognised with an overall satisfaction score of 94% in the National Student Survey 2016.

Professional accreditation

Professional accreditation

Accreditation

This degree is professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Studying an RSC-accredited degree satisfies the academic requirements for the award of Chartered Chemist (CChem) and leads, upon application, to full membership of the RSC on graduation. 

Find out more on the Royal Society of Chemistry's website.

BSc or MChem?

All of our degrees satisfy the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) requirements for professional accreditation

Students who are planning for a career in chemical research in industry or academia, or who may wish to study for a higher qualification such as a PhD, are encouraged to apply for an MChem degree.

Our MChem degrees last four years and provide a more in-depth study of chemistry than our BSc degrees. They also include a research project in the fourth year, which gives you experience of working in a research environment.

What you will study

What you will study

Shared first year

All of our chemistry degrees share the same first year, building on your existing knowledge. The high level of shared content means transfer between our degrees is usually possible if you want to (depending on academic performance).

You'll cover the following areas:

  • general chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • physical chemistry
  • inorganic chemistry
  • biological and medicinal chemistry
  • analytical chemistry

Second and third year

During the second and third years you will:

  • continue to build on your knowledge of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and structural chemistry
  • take a group assignment module and create a learning pack, developing your transferable skills
  • develop your skills to a professional level through an advanced laboratory course
  • undertake an independent research literature project
  • study a range of specialist topics

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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB
IB: 34 points

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