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BSc (Hons) Chemistry

University of East Anglia
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Course UCAS code: F100
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, our three-year Chemistry degree programme will give you an excellent grounding in all aspects of chemistry. In your first two years you’ll gain a thorough knowledge of chemistry and develop your practical laboratory skills. Then in your third and final year you’ll further tailor your study to specialise in the areas that reflect your interests and career aspirations, and undertake an independent research project, too. If you possess an inherent curiosity about the world around you and you’re fascinated by the way chemicals interact, this course is an ideal choice. It will give you a real understanding of chemistry’s impact on every aspect of our lives, from our health and wellbeing to our economy. It will give you the opportunity to use your imagination and to choose specialist options to help you decide on your next career move. If you decide that a career in chemistry research and/or the chemical industry could be for you, then you might decide to transfer to one of our MChem degree programmes during Years 1 or 2. Transfer is straightforward so long as you maintain good academic performance. **Course Structure** Year 1 In your first year of study you’ll develop your scientific skills, building upon your existing knowledge. You’ll also study topics such as mathematics and physics, which will prove particularly beneficial if you have not taken A-levels in these subjects. In year one we also place a distinct emphasis on practical work, encouraging you to develop important analytical and problem solving skills that will prove invaluable throughout your degree. Year 2 In your second year you’ll study subjects relating to organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, developing your knowledge in these core areas and honing your practical skills. You will also select optional modules that could include Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Quantum and Theoretical Chemistry. Year 3 In year three you’ll gain a detailed understanding of more advanced organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and again choose optional modules to broaden your knowledge or specialise further in a particular area. You’ll also complete a research project, which could be either computational or laboratory-based. You’ll work in a research group alongside postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, which will be both an enjoyable and stimulating experience that will help you further develop your research skills. Projects are original and can lead to publication of results in a scientific journal. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**
Year 1 will develop your scientific skills, studying topics in Bonding, Structure and Periodicity, Carbon-based Compounds, Energetics and Spectroscopy to give you a solid basis on which you will build the rest of your degree. Alongside lectures and tutorials there is an emphasis on practical work, carried out across the well-equipped teaching laboratory, the instrumentation lab and the IT suite. In Year 2 you will develop your knowledge of the core areas of chemistry, such as Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, while honing your practical skills and allowing you to choose optional modules suited to your developing strengths and interests. In Year 3 you will be able to choose further optional modules and you will carry out a research project working with one of the School’s renowned research groups.
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15 January

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UEA has a great atmosphere which makes both studying and socialising easy. The facilities on campus range from the library to the bar and from shops to accommodation which means that it is possible to live on campus without venturing away but at the same time the city of Norwich is a lovely place to explore. The university had the largest natural environment in the UK which includes a lake and woodlands which are relaxing to explore.

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £19,800
Admissions Service:
Tel. 01603 591515
Email. [email protected]

Admissions Service:
Tel. 01603 591515
Email. [email protected]

Top TSR member reviews
  • luvestry's avatar by luvestry on 25th July 2019
    The course itself has been so interesting that I can't wait until the second year when the content looks even more fascinating. The environment is welcoming. All services you would ever need can be found around campus and their opening times are amazing - especially in a bind! The library is open really late and it's super quiet so it's the perfect place to study, and the range of books they stock is remarkable!
  • jakey420's avatar by jakey420 on 24th January 2019
    The nightlife could be better in terms of more diverse music, but the lcr is enough for most people due to convenience. Lots of activities and sport to get into. Wish only I had time to do them all!
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