Northumbria University Newcastle - Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Chemistry BSc (Hons)

A Chemistry degree at Northumbria provides you with a required foundation in core chemistry. It supplies a range of options including:

  • Natural Product and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Instrumental and Structural Methods
  • Theoretical and Computational Methods
  • A year out in industry

A final year research project will cement your learning, giving you the knowledge, independent critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills needed to become a well-rounded chemist. Alongside the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories, you will learn from our research-active team of academic staff comprising leaders in a range of research fields.

This degree will provide you with the knowledge, independent critical thinking, and problem-solving skills needed to become a well-rounded chemist. The degree will thoroughly prepare you for a career in the chemical industry or academia and will equip you with skills applicable in a wide range of fields.

Entry Requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

Applicants will need Grade B in A-level Chemistry, or a recognised equivalent.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

At Northumbria, our degrees are designed to make you as employable as possible. As well as graduating with a respected degree, accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chemistry course provides the opportunity to spend a year in industry where you can gain first-hand experience of the world of work.

Not only will this enable you to ‘test’ your chosen career, but you will develop valuable skills such as teamwork, communication, and time-management. The practical experience gained through your placement year will complement the learning theory and strengthen your CV. You can boost your employability with short work placements, study abroad, STEM ambassador activities or volunteering.

You will graduate from the BSc Chemistry course with the applied knowledge, strong practical laboratory skills and research skills needed to enter a career in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries or continue on to PhD study.

Course Details

We believe in the benefits of hands-on study which is why a large proportion of your time will be spent in our state-of-the-art laboratories, developing a wide range of practical skills. These practical sessions are complemented by seminars, lectures, tutorials and IT sessions to cement your theoretical knowledge of the subject. You will also take part in problem-solving workshops which will develop your analytical and critical thinking skills.

There is the opportunity to spend a year in industry where you can develop your knowledge and gain valuable work experience to give you a head start in your chosen career.

Year One

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (Core,20 Credits)
Principles of Chemical Structure (Core,20 Credits)
Elements of Physical Chemistry (Core,20 Credits)
Introduction to Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Skills for Chemistry (Core,20 Credits)
Practical and Professional Skills for Chemists (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Applied Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Two

Organic Chemistry (Core,20 Credits)
Physical Chemistry (Core,20 Credits)
Inorganic Chemistry (Core,20 Credits)
Analytical Methods (Core,20 Credits)
Chemical Information Science (Core,20 Credits)
Applied Chemistry (Core,20 Credits)

Year Thre

Study Abroad (Optional,120 Credits)
Industrial Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Business (This is made up of modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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