Chemistry BSc (Hons)

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Entry Requirements

A level requirementsABB two science A Levels including Chemistry
AAB one science A Level including A in Chemistry (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
Subject requirementsTwo science A levels including Chemistry and a second science. Acceptable second sciences are: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Geography, Geology, Computing, Computer Science and Economics.

For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology, Geology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaD*DD in relevant diploma. Students will be invited to attend interview and take an assessment.

Applicants must be completing the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science and be studying the following optional modules:
• Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
• Applications of Organic Chemistry
• Practical Chemical Analysis.

For previous BTEC (QCF) qualification:

The Applied Science pathway is acceptable and the following optional modules must be studied:

• Chemical Periodicity and its Applications
• Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry and/or Industrial Chemical Reactions
• Mathematical Calculations for Science and/or Using Statistics in Science
• Chemical Laboratory Techniques and/or Chemistry for Biology Technicians
International Baccalaureate33 points including 6 points from Chemistry at higher level and 5 points from one other science at higher level
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 (including Chemistry and one other Science)
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted at grade B including 2 science A levels at grades AB including Chemistry
Access45 Level 3 credits in graded units in a relevant Diploma,including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit.

15 Distinctions are required in each of Chemistry and a Second Science.

Students will be invited to attend interview and take an assessment.
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Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

Alternative entry requirements

Contextual admissions

We are committed to supporting under-represented groups to access higher education through our use of contextual data in admissions. This means that certain specified groups who may have experienced barriers to their education may be made an offer with up to a two grade reduction from our standard offer. Please note that some exceptions apply. Read the detail on our contextual admissions strategy to find out more.