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    Applied to Leeds Uni to study MChem (AAB) and got an offer so long as I attend an interview day and applied to York Uni to study Bsc (AAB) and also got an offer so long as I attend an interview day. I have no idea what to do as York is ranked quite a lot higher than Leeds for chemistry but I want to study MChem, so would there be any way to change to an MChem once I'm at York? Also I've heard you get funding of some kind if you're studying a masters so if I could change whilst at York would I be eligible for this funding

    And what should I expect at these interviews?
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    The interviews are usually just a formality to sort of make sure you have opportunity to ask questions and that they can see some basic chemistry interest/knowledge. Usually will involve some questions based on A-level work but they're usually not too difficult and you're allowed to ask them for help, it's not an exam, just talk through everything and your thoughts if you're unsure. They are interested in how you tackle a problem. Outside of that it will just be why chemistry, any plans with what to do after, what do you like about your subjects, maybe how you feel they fit in etc. just general chatter.

    A large part of those days is them forcing candidates to visit the department and university so you can see it and feel it for yourself. It's a lot about them trying to sell their department to you.

    Usually most places are very happy to let you change onto the MChem if:
    a) straight away if you meet the grade criteria for an MChem offer (even if yours was for a BSc)
    b) at the end of first year assuming you achieve at least 60% (2:1 equivalent)
    c) at the end of the second year assuming you achieve at least 60% (2:1 equivalent)

    Ask them on the open day! but that's likely the answer. The BSc and MChem will be common for the first two years so you can see there is plenty of time and opportunity before you even need to make that decision.
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    (Original post by Nymthae)
    The interviews are usually just a formality to sort of make sure you have opportunity to ask questions and that they can see some basic chemistry interest/knowledge. Usually will involve some questions based on A-level work but they're usually not too difficult and you're allowed to ask them for help, it's not an exam, just talk through everything and your thoughts if you're unsure. They are interested in how you tackle a problem. Outside of that it will just be why chemistry, any plans with what to do after, what do you like about your subjects, maybe how you feel they fit in etc. just general chatter.

    A large part of those days is them forcing candidates to visit the department and university so you can see it and feel it for yourself. It's a lot about them trying to sell their department to you.

    Usually most places are very happy to let you change onto the MChem if:
    a) straight away if you meet the grade criteria for an MChem offer (even if yours was for a BSc)
    b) at the end of first year assuming you achieve at least 60% (2:1 equivalent)
    c) at the end of the second year assuming you achieve at least 60% (2:1 equivalent)

    Ask them on the open day! but that's likely the answer. The BSc and MChem will be common for the first two years so you can see there is plenty of time and opportunity before you even need to make that decision.
    What sort of questions? Like ones that I would have to work through on paper or just recalling things I've learnt? Just so I know what to expect and don't look a fool
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    (Original post by LewisPalfrey)
    What sort of questions? Like ones that I would have to work through on paper or just recalling things I've learnt? Just so I know what to expect and don't look a fool
    I mentioned that I really liked organic stuff so lo and behold they went and asked me some simple mechanisms (like ester formation or whatever, how would these react etc.). They will all differ place to place and probably better interviewers though. Chances are it will be something to 'work out' a little bit more than just recalling random facts although they may be asking simple things there to test your understanding of why you're doing what you're doing.
 
 
 
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