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f100 - Chemistry BSc

Chemistry BSc Honours

UCAS Code: F100 (3 Years)

Course Overview

Our professionally accredited Chemistry BSc Honours degree provides you with a thorough understanding of all the main areas of chemistry

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
F100

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB
IB: 34 points

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Opportunities
Professional Accreditation

You will develop a strong understanding of areas including:

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

You develop the professional laboratory skills required to work in the sector through practical experience in our high-spec teaching labs, which are some of the best in the UK.

Our research-active staff mean you’ll study at the cutting edge of this life-changing field.

You also develop graduate skills such as problem-solving, teamworking, presentation and communication skills.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

The teaching quality on my course is outstanding and whenever you get confused the lecturers will always take time to help you understand.

Chloe, Chemistry BSc Honours
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Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

Careers

Chemistry careers

A degree in chemistry can be the passport to a whole range of careers. If you want to pursue chemistry research in industry or academia, a good chemistry degree (usually an MChem) is essential, often followed by a research (PhD) degree. A large number of our graduates do follow such a career pattern.

Our Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry degrees are particularly suited for employment in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital laboratories and firms specialising in clinical diagnosis. The industrial training year often plays a decisive role in choosing a career and provides an excellent opportunity to gain the practical skills and experience that employers value so highly. Most chemistry graduates choose to pursue careers in scientific research-related roles or in technical occupations.

The main employers are those in the chemical and related industries such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, petrochemicals, toiletries, plastics, and polymers. Other key employment sectors include the food and drink industry; utilities and energy research; health and medical; research organisations and agencies.

A small proportion of Chemistry graduates will choose to enter very different career areas such as finance, marketing, sales and advertising; arts, design and sport; and social and welfare professions.

Find out more about the career options for Chemistry from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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