UCAS code F100
About the course
Our Chemistry BSc(Hons) is structured around four themes: core chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical skills and applications of chemistry. You will progress from fundamental concepts to the latest developments in chemistry.
Chemistry plays a vital role in many scientific areas and is essential to the development of new technology to solve global problems. Solutions to the energy crisis and the ageing human population are currently being developed by chemists.
You will study traditional chemistry theory, gain substantial practical experience, and develop specialist transferable skills.
In the 2012 National Student Survey, 92 per cent of our chemistry students were satisfied with their course.
The course will be presented to the Royal Society of Chemistry for accreditation at the first opportunity in 2013/14.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
ABB. Must include chemistry at A-level.
34 points, specified subjects.
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 15 credits at distinction and 30 at merit or above. Must include 12 credits in chemistry.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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Our knowledgeable staff use lectures, interactive workshops, podcasts and laboratory classes to support your learning.
You will receive one-to-one support throughout your final year research project and gain hands-on experience of techniques including chromatography, spectroscopy and electro-analysis in our new specialist laboratories.
Computer-based sessions using specialist chemistry software and our peer-assisted study scheme (PASS) further support your learning.
Your optional placement year can be taken with companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, or AstraZeneca, or with one of our research groups.
Areas of study
? Core chemistry: organic, inorganic and physical theory and laboratory work.
? Analytical chemistry: theoretical and practical aspects of analysis, including experimental design and validation, data handling, and instrumental techniques.
? Chemical skills: problem-solving, mathematical, information management, and molecular modelling skills.
? Applications of chemistry: biochemistry, studying biological processes at the molecular and cellular level; or environmental chemistry, examining the chemistry of the earth, water and atmosphere.
Introduction to Chemical and Molecular Sciences
Fundamental Chemical and Molecular Sciences
Introduction to Experimental work in Chemical and Molecular Sciences
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Introduction to Analytical Laboratory Work
Introductory Skills in Molecular Science
Introduction to Chemical Methodology
Mathematical Skills for Scientists
Introduction to Functions and Use of Calculus
Introduction to Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Environmental chemistry options:
Mineralogy and Petrology
The Global Earth System
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is currently £750 for Home and Island Students and £1,760 for International students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
I teach analytical chemistry and chemical information management to students at all levels of the Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences degrees. I also teach analytical sciences to students in the biology, geography and pharmacy areas. My research is focused on using chemical synthesis and analysis to solve the problems of human ageing. Undergraduate chemistry at Brighton has a strong practical and problem solving emphasis. We use a diversity of teaching and assessment techniques to ensure you get the best possible experience whilst studying, and leave us confident and prepared to undertake research, or scientific and other graduate careers.
You will graduate with scientific knowledge and skills prized by employers and equipped for a variety of graduate careers.
Our graduates have careers in analysis, quality control, research and development, regulatory affairs and sales. Others continue to postgraduate study and research.
We have limited places available on this course.
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