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BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Foundation Year (Sandwich including foundation year)

University of Plymouth
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Course UCAS code: F101
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  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich Including Foundation Year , Duration: 5 Years
Course Summary:
If you are interested in chemistry but don’t have the qualifications to apply for a degree, this could be the pathway for you. Build your skills and knowledge on this new four year degree route, which incorporates a foundation year. Successful completion of the foundation year will enable you to progress onto Year 1 of our chemistry degree. You’ll graduate with in-demand skills for a range of career paths, from research and development in the pharmaceutical industry and lab-based roles in the food and energy industries, to positions in the science, engineering, healthcare, environmental or technology sectors. You will stand out from the crowd with professional recognition through our accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry. * 95 per cent of our students say our course is 'intellectually stimulating' and with 88 per cent ‘overall satisfaction’ in the 2016 National Student Survey. * Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the professional body representing chemistry in the UK. * Benefit from a course with excellent 'staff contact': 93 per cent of our students say so, as stated in the 2016 National Student Survey. * Equip yourself for successful employment in a competitive job market – our focus on practical, professional skills means you graduate primed to enter the workplace. * Benefit from award-winning teaching in small groups and be inspired by staff who are world-leading researchers. * Stand out from the crowd with professional recognition through our accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry. * Hone your practical problem-solving skills in our newly-refurbished laboratories, kitted out with the latest analytical instrumentation. Get the most out of your studies with our tutorial system, ensuring that you receive the support and guidance you need to reach your full potential. * Maximise your hands-on laboratory time and learn through doing – this course is structured to be as practical as possible, with 70 percent of assessment based on coursework. * Experience chemistry in the real world and boost your employability by taking a work-based placement project in your final year, or working alongside PhD and post-doctoral researchers in our high specification laboratories. * Graduate with in-demand skills for a range of career paths, from research and development in the pharmaceutical industry and lab-based roles in the food and energy industries, to positions in the science, engineering, healthcare, environmental or technology sectors. * The foundation year is an integral part of the extended degree. Completion of the foundation year will not lead to a separate award or qualification its own right but will provide access to Year 1 of your degree.
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We introduce you to the world of chemistry, applying the principles across a wide subject area. We focus on practical, hands-on learning. You will also gain study and mathematical skills for science - from scientific writing and time management to mathematical skills and independent study. Core modules: * Applications of Chemistry * Chemistry * Study and Mathematical Skills for Science Optional modules: * Biology * Mathematics and Statistics for Science * Physics The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
Assessment Methods:
28% of assessment is by exam, 68% by coursework and 4% practical assessment
Application deadline details:

15 January

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If you're looking for a uni with great new facilities, a wide range of courses and supportive staff, based in a city with great night life, places to eat and shops- but also less than an hour from some great beaches or rural Dartmoor, then Plymouth might just be what you are after. Plymouth offers a wide range of courses, with some more specialist options, especially relating to marine and coastal engineering and science- and the SU has a huge range of societies and sports to join, so you're bound to find something that matches your interests.

Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England 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 Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

 
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